The Philadelphia Phillies have been without All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper for nearly a month as he recovers from surgery to repair a fracture in his left thumb.
Harper hasn’t yet hit the six-week mark post-injury, which was the timeframe expected for him to recover fully. However, on Monday, the Phillies slugger could take a giant step toward returning to the diamond.
Before the Phillies’ game Friday night against the Chicago Cubs, manager Rob Thomson said Harper would have his thumb re-evaluated on Monday. Thomson added that it’s “possible” Harper has the three pins inserted during surgery removed.