Kris Bryant has had a hard time recapturing his dominance at the plate since coming off the DL last month. Finding his stroke now is going to be even harder after leaving the game with a wrist contusion on Tuesday night.
With only a few games left to play in the season, Chicago is now faced with the ugly truth: they might have to forge on without one of their best hitters playing at full health. Bryant has battled through physical ailments all season, resulting in a subpar year offensively from the former MVP.
Yet another injury last night only makes things worse for his status moving forward.
Things go from bad to worse for Kris Bryant:https://t.co/KvXy7hzS6s— Cubs Talk (@NBCSCubs) September 26, 2018
Bryant will miss Wednesday's game and potentially more, but Cubs' fans are hoping he can return much sooner than later.
The good news is that the X-rays are negative thus far.
This, of course, doesn't mean Bryant will be fully healthy come October. It just means nothing appears to be broken. If Bryant's wrist isn't up to par, Chicago might be in trouble.
Replicating the kind of offensive output he produces when at full strength is near impossible. Weakening a huge weapon like him hurts the Cubs, even if he hasn't been his usual MVP self this season.