“He got banged in the head on the slide,” manager Joe Maddon said after Bryant slid hard into second base. “He’s a little bit dizzy at the moment but he’s fine. Took him out for precautionary.”
Bryant said he was feeling better but wasn’t exactly full of energy in talking to reporters after the game. He’ll fly with the team to Pittsburgh, where the Cubs open a series on Monday, and then be re-evaluated.
“I’m always going hard,” Bryant said. “We’ll see where we’re at tomorrow.”
It appeared shortstop Jean Segura may have landed on Bryant’s head or perhaps it occurred on the actual slide into the base. The Cubs rookie wasn’t exactly sure how it happened.
“I was going as hard as I can,” Bryant explained. “I went into his leg or something like that.”