Phillies' Bryce Harper undergoes Tommy John surgery, could be out until All-Star break

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Phillies super star Bryce Harper played through a torn UCL in his best elbow for the frustrating bulk of the 2022 MLB season. That’s why he was their designated player for all however 8 video games with the most current look in best field coming April 16. The Phillies made it recognized previously this month that Harper would have surgical treatment to fix the UCL and he undoubtedly went through Tommy John surgical treatment on Wednesday, the group revealed.

The group showed that the ruling NLCS MVP might possibly return around the All-Star break for DH responsibilities and after that play best field towards completion of the season.

If the healing timeline appears aggressive after having Tommy John surgical treatment, it’s most likely due to the fact that we’re utilized to seeing pitchers take 12-18 months, or more, in returning from the treatment. 

Harper swung the bat rather well through last season with the injury and it’s possible he’ll get all his variety of movement and the strength required to swing prior to he can let loose with tosses from best field. That indicates, as the group revealed, he’ll return as a DH prior to vacating to best field. We understand the Phillies are prepared to handle that truth because they simply did it. 

It likewise would not be unexpected to see Harper beat the schedule, as he’s done so prior to with other injuries. 

Harper, 30, struck .286/.364/.514 (145 OPS+) with 28 doubles, 18 homers, 65 RBI, 63 runs, 11 takes and 2.5 WAR in 99 video games last season. Remember, he likewise suffered a fractured thumb after being struck by a pitch which expense him 2 months. He then struck .349/.414/.746 with 7 doubles, 6 crowning achievement, 13 RBI and 12 runs in 17 championship game as the Phillies made a go to the World Series. 

In the routine season, the Phillies went 87-75, however they likewise revealed they can make it through without Harper. They went 32-20 when he was out with the damaged thumb. Obviously, nevertheless, they are a far better group with him in the lineup and if things work out, that’ll be from at some point around the All-Star break through the remainder of the season in 2023. 

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