UPDATE: The Cubs have cleared Kris Bryant to travel with the team to Houston.
Update: Kris Bryant was cleared to fly with the Cubs to Houston.— Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) May 26, 2019
As Chicago Cubs fans are holding their breath awaiting the status of star slugger Kris Bryant, they're now at the edge of their seats after manager Joe Maddon's update.
Bryant left Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Reds after colliding with Jason Heyward in the outfield, and here's what the Cubs' skipper had to say.
Joe Maddon on Kris Bryant: "He's doing OK. He's still under evaluation. We don't know exactly what we're doing with this whole thing yet. But we're trying to talk with the docs and him to find out exactly where we're at."— Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) May 26, 2019
He's still under evaluation after leaving the game in the sixth inning? That was hours ago. Perhaps it's taking a while because the team is trying to determine if he'll travel to Houston as the Cubs get ready to face the Astros on Monday afternoon with a quick turnaround.
After outfield collision, part of the Kris Bryant evaluation for the Cubs is deciding whether or not he will fly with the team tonight to Houston for Memorial Day game against the Astros.— Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) May 26, 2019
With a huge Memorial Day slate set for Monday, MLB fans would surely love to see KB on the field taking on the powerhouse Astros, but it's not looking good at this juncture.
Kris Bryant was not available to the media during this evaluation period. Jason Heyward gave a few versions of “You got to ask KB” when asked about their outfield collision.— Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) May 26, 2019
“I hope he feels great, but time will tell,” Heyward said. “We both went hard to make a play."
It'd be a shame if Bryant suffered another serious injury considering he's finally rebounded from his nagging shoulder issue that plagued him all of last year and the beginning of this one. He's been one of the hottest hitters over the past month and this would be a huge loss for the Cubbies, who just dropped a series to the lowly Reds.