Phillies Get Mixed News on Bryce Harper Injury Update

Max Staley
Philadelphia Phillies get mixed news on Bryce Harper's injury update.
Philadelphia Phillies get mixed news on Bryce Harper's injury update. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper hasn't been on the field since May 22 due to a forearm injury. While we don't have a concrete update on his timeline quite yet, the Phillies did get a bit of good news, as the swelling in Harper's arm has reportedly gone down.

However, he's still not ready to come off the Injured List quite yet, according to Phillies beat writer Matt Breen.

Bryce Harper Injury Update

The fact that he seems to be progressing is good news, but Philadelphia could really use Harper back on the field. The team is currently 26-30 and 4.0 games behind the first-place New York Mets in the NL East.

Harper's return could help spur a mid-season run. He's slashing .274/.395/.489 with 7 home runs, 13 RBIs and 25 runs scored in 38 games.

Currently, the Phillies own +1100 odds to win the NL East, according to the latest MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. Hopefully the star can get back on the field soon.

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