By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Editor
This should come as no surprise but now it’s official, Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Bryce Harper will require surgery to repair his broken thumb. CSN's NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury reports it's a "stabilzation" proceudre and Harper is likey to return after the six week recovery period.
Bryce Harper will require surgery to stabilize break. There is optimism he will play again this season after recovery of six weeks, give or take.
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) June 28, 2022
Harper was drilled by a Blake Snell 97-MPH fastball on Saturday night in San Diego. Prior to the injury, Harper was on a tear producing numbers that were eclipsing his 2021 MVP season. Harper was slashing .318/.385/.599 with 15 HRs, 48 RBIs, 9 SBs, and a .985 OPS.
Bryce Harper gets drilled in the hand and leaves the game! Hopefully he will be okay 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/Q4UVx2lyI8
— Brodes Media (@BrodesMedia) June 26, 2022