Kris Bryant sprains ankle trying to beat double play

Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs is helped off the field by trainers after hurting him self running to first base against the St. Louis Cardinals during the third inning at Wrigley Field on September 22, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — Cubs star Kris Bryant has left their game against St. Louis after he sprained his right ankle while trying to beat out a double play.

Bryant stepped hard on first and tumbled to the ground in the third inning. The 2016 NL MVP then had to be helped off the field.

The team says X-rays taken at the ballpark were negative.

Bryant was bothered by right knee soreness for part of the summer. He is batting .282 with 31 homers and 77 RBIs.

Ian Happ replaced Bryant at third base on Sunday.

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