Phillies get good early news on Bryce Harper injury
Bryce Harper’s injury does not appear to be overly serious, at least initially.
Initial X-rays on Harper’s ankle and foot were negative, and manager Gabe Kapler did not seem especially concerned about his star outfielder’s status.
#BryceHarper “right foot contusion,” said Kapler: “No immediate cause for concern.” Harper left the game, hit by pitch. Prelikinary X-rays negative. Harper left the park for further imaging (more comprehensive X-rays).
— Marcus Hayes (@inkstainedretch) March 15, 2019
Harper was hit on the foot or ankle with a fastball during Friday’s spring training contest against the Toronto Blue Jays, and limped off the field. Initial fears about a break or some sort of significant injuries appear to be unfounded, and it sounds like the best case scenario may be him sitting out for a few days as a precaution.