Bryce Harper limps off after being hit by pitch on ankle

Annette Crawford
March 16, 2019

For the Phillies, it was a scare.

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper left Friday's spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays after he was hit in the right ankle by a 96-mph fastball. Harper fell to the ground in pain before slowly limping off the diamond and making his way to the dugout.

Harper went down to the dirt Friday after being struck by a 96 miles per hour fastball from Toronto rookie Trent Thornton.

Harper briefly returned to the dugout and sat down for an at-bat, before getting up and walking with a bit of a limp back to the clubhouse at Spectrum Field.

There is no word on the extent of Harper's injury, but he was able to walk off the field, accompanied by a Phillies trainer. "Not overly concerned right now", Kapler said.

The six-time All-Star, who the Phillies signed to a 13-year/$330 million contract earlier this month, will have an X-Ray on his ankle. The right-fielder was supposed to play in Spring Training games on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, but that seems unlikely now.

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