Watch: Bryce Harper limps off after being hit by pitch on ankle
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper had a scary moment during Friday’s spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Harper was hit on the ankle or lower leg by a 96 MPH fastball and went down on the ground, very slow to get up. He limped off the field and was replaced by pinch runner Shane Robinson.
Bryce Harper exits today's game after being hit in his right ankle. pic.twitter.com/RIZHGluHQM
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) March 15, 2019
Man oh man, Trent Thornton just hit Bryce Harper in the lower leg/foot area and he went down hard. He's also coming out of the game and limping pretty badly after taking a long time to get up. #BlueJays
— Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) March 15, 2019
Harper is less than a week removed from his spring debut, so this is just terrible luck. The Phillies will be desperately hoping this isn’t as severe as it looks and he’ll only have to sit out a couple days at most.