Kris Bryant leaves Cubs game with right knee soreness
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant abruptly left Wednesday’s game against the San Francisco Giants with right knee soreness.
While much of the attention was on the fact that first baseman Anthony Rizzo was ejected from the game just before the bottom of the fifth inning, many quickly took note of the fact that Bryant did not take his position at third base to start the inning, having been replaced by David Bote. Cameras caught Bryant seemingly wincing on his most recent swing.
More coming on this… but it appears Kris Bryant was wincing after this last swing pic.twitter.com/wKAxmHecmy
— Cubs Talk (@NBCSCubs) July 24, 2019
The Cubs later cited right knee soreness as the reason for Bryant’s departure.
Kris Bryant exited today's game with right knee soreness. pic.twitter.com/BZwvNYoS4q
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 24, 2019
Bryant was plagued by a shoulder injury in 2018. He had fully recovered from it and had not suffered any real issues this season up until now.