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Friday, September 20, 2019

Kris Bryant still under evaluation after outfield collision

Kris Bryant

The Chicago Cubs will have to sweat out the status of Kris Bryant.

Bryant left Sunday’s game when he collided with Jason Heyward while chasing after a fly ball. Manager Joe Maddon said after the game that Bryant was still being evaluated, and he took the brunt of the collision in the head and neck area.

Head injuries — if that is what it is — are obviously worrisome things, and if that’s what it turns out to be, the Cubs will watch him closely. It may end up being as simple as being just sore after a pretty big collision. Still, it’s a bad break after shoulder problems plagued so much of his 2018.

One bit of good news for the Cubs is that they’re set to make a trip to Houston for a three-game series. If Bryant is healthy enough to hit, he could serve as DH in the AL ballpark without having to play the field.

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