The Philadelphia Phillies haven’t been having good luck when it comes to injuries.
Their best player, Bryce Harper, is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and is not expected back before June.
They also lost uber-prospect Andrew Painter to an elbow injury, and starter Ranger Suarez is also on the shelf.
Now, it appears their first baseman, Rhys Hoskins, just suffered a serious injury as well.
“Awful news from the Phillies game: First baseman Rhys Hoskins is being carted off the field after suffering a non-contact left-knee injury trying to field a groundball,” MLB insider Jeff Passan tweeted.
Awful news from the Phillies game: First baseman Rhys Hoskins is being carted off the field after suffering a non-contact left-knee injury trying to field a groundball.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 23, 2023
In this case, a patellar or ACL tear would be a worst-case scenario for the Phillies, but it unfortunately has that look.
The fact he couldn’t walk under his own power and had to be carted off is pretty telling.
If there are torn ligaments, the minimum absence he is facing is about six months, and that is virtually the entire season.
Phillies fans are surely hoping the ligaments aren’t torn, because that could give him hopes to return in 2023 at some point.
The injury occurred during Thursday’s Grapefruit League game against the Detroit Tigers.
Hoskins’ knee appeared to give out while he was trying to chase down a ball hit by Austin Meadows in shallow right field.
He fell down to the ground in pain, so it certainly didn’t look good.
Hoskins had a few huge home runs in the Phillies’ postseason run last year and hit 30 in the regular season, with a .246 batting average.
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