Bryce Harper limps off after being hit by pitch on ankle

Bryce Harper

WATCH Bryce Harper Drilled in the Ankle by a Fastball Forced to Leave Game Screenshot15 Mar 2019

Philadelphia Phillies fans watched in horror Friday afternoon as the new face of the franchise crumbled to the ground in pain after being hit by a pitch in a game against the Blue Jays. Harper then left the ballpark for more detailed X-rays.

In the sixth inning, Harper took a 96 miles per hour fastball off the right ankle from right-hander Trent Thornton. "We're confident and we understand we have a good club on the field and we're confident that Bryce is going to be all right".

There is no word on the extent of Harper's injury, but he was able to walk off the field, accompanied by a Phillies trainer.

Recently signed to a record $330 million, 13-year contract, Harper was playing his fourth exhibition. Harper is 0-4 with three walks and two strikeouts in eight plate appearances this Spring.

Harper was hit by a fastball thrown by Toronto pitcher Trent Thorton, during Friday's spring training game in Clearwater, Fla., reported.

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