ATLANTA — Another day, another not-so-promising update on when Kris Bryant might return to the Colorado Rockies lineup (if at all) in 2022.
The latest injury update and news on Colorado Rockies outfielder Kris Bryant
Bryant was placed on the injured list on August 1 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot and time seems to be running out on a potential return to the Rockies this season. At 55-74 entering Tuesday’s series opener in Atlanta against the Braves, Colorado has just 33 regular-season games left.
Colorado manager Bud Black said on Tuesday that there has been “progress” for Bryant and he has been able to free himself at times of the boot that he has been wearing to help battle the issue in his foot. That is a step in the right direction, as is the news that Black shared about Bryant doing “some higher intensity exercise to see where he (Bryant) is.”
However, Black said that there was no timetable for Bryant to return. Bryant was not on the road trip with the Rockies as he stayed behind in Denver to focus on his recovery.
The most recent update on Bryant included the 30-year-old outfielder receiving a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in hopes of helping his battle against plantar fasciitis. Black said that it was still too early in the process to know if the PRP injection had produced the results Bryant and the Rockies had hoped.
“We’ll likely know more in another week to 10 days,” Black said.
Signed to a seven-year, $182 million contract in the offseason, Bryant has played in just 42 games for Colorado while dealing with back and foot injuries. In his last 25 at-bats before going on the injured list, Bryant slashed .400/.483/.680 with a home run and a pair of RBI, showing the potential he could bring to the lineup when available.
Will Kris Bryant return to the Colorado Rockies lineup before the 2022 season ends? The sands running through the hourglass as September nears make it seem like a slim possibility.