Bryce Harper to Have Thumb Surgery

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. 


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.  


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