Phillies' star outfielder Bryce Harper said on Monday that he had the pins placed in his fractured left thumb removed and will start a hitting program soon.
Bryce Harper Injury Update
Harper is on track to return in mid-August, according to the Pro Baseball Docs, which is in line with initial estimates of a six-week recovery.
Harper suffered a fractured left thumb when he got hit by an errant fastball from Blake Snell on June 25.
He underwent surgery June 29, which the Docs said signaled it was a comminuted fracture – broken into multiple out-of-place pieces – but would recover stronger than with only a splint.
Rehab for this surgery takes six-to-eight weeks, meaning Harper is two-to-three weeks from the field.
Phillies World Series Odds
After a slow start, the Phillies are 34-18 since June 1 and are tied with the Cardinals for the third NL Wild Card spot.
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