Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins hurt his knee on a fielding play on Thursday afternoon.
He had to be carted off the field and was seen on the ground grabbing his left knee.
None of those are good signs and actually point at a serious injury.
However, we don’t know until the results of tests, more specifically an MRI, are revealed.
His manager, Rob Thomson, doesn’t have much in the way of information yet because doctors are still checking and performing imaging.
He is not hiding his concern, though.
“Rob Thomson on the NBC Sports Philadelphia: ‘It’s concerning. I’m not sure what it is yet. They’re checking him out now. … He’s had some knee issues in the past. Maybe it was more fear than pain. They said he was walking around in the clubhouse afterwards,'” Phillies insider Matt Gelb tweeted, quoting the skipper.
Rob Thomson on the NBC Sports Philadelphia: "It's concerning. I'm not sure what it is yet. They're checking him out now. … He's had some knee issues in the past. Maybe it was more fear than pain. They said he was walking around in the clubhouse afterwards."
— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) March 23, 2023
There is a chance the injury is just a sprain, but it certainly looked worse.
The fact he was seen walking around the clubhouse is a good sign, but that doesn’t mean he is out of the woods regarding a season-ending injury.
Losing Hoskins for the year would be a huge blow for a team that wants to return to the World Series.
Hoskins is a bonafide 30-homer hitter and gets on base at a healthy clip.
He is a reliable run-producer for a deep and talented Phillies lineup.
Hopefully he can be back after a relatively short absence.
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