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PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 06: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies flips his bat after hitting a two-run home run against the New York Mets during the eighth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on August 6, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The timetable for his return is currently unknown unfortunately but we do have some details to share with you. Let’s hope for the BEST case scenarios for all of these!

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Bryce Harper will undergo surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow next week according to Team President Dave Dombrowski. November 23rd is the date of the procedure but it is not immediately known how long the timetable will be for his return to the field.

“We have no prognosis, really, until [the surgeon] goes into the elbow and takes a look at it,” Dombrowski said. “We’ll have something at that time with the surgery and the anticipation something will happen. I think it will slow him down for the season. We’ll know more next week.”

Here’s more about the surgery according to

“The injury prevented him from playing in the field the rest of the season. The 30-year-old received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow in May and shifted to the designated hitter role.”

Harper played Designated Hitter throughout most of the season this year including the entire in the World Seriesrun of 2022. He had a batting average of .400 against the Atlanta Braves during the playoffs and .500 against the San Diego Padres during the National League Championship Series.

Dombrowski added that Harper’s Opening Day availability won’t affect offseason moves for the Philadelphia Phillies and added that Nick Castellanos, Kyle Schwarber and even J.T. Realmuto could play in the Designated Hitter spot.

Experts are also telling the organization that the extend of the injury cannot be determined until the surgeon gets a look at the UCL during the surgery. This could be considered Tommy John Surgery just depending on the severity of the injury. That is why the timetable for return is unknown.

Let’s Take A Look At The Phillies Top Five Moments From The 2022 Playoffs (To Cheer Us Up)

  • 10) Castellanos STARTS The Game With A Diving Catch

  • 9) Seranthony Dominguez Embarrasses The Cardinals (Two Players In Particular)

  • 8) J.T. Realmuto HOMERS In World Series Game 1

  • 7) Schwarber Hits A Ball To THE MOON!!

    Second longest homerun in recorded playoff history!

  • 6) Hoskins Two Huge Homers In NLCS

    We will see him again on this list…

  • 5) Jean Segura Gettin' Scrappy In The NLCS

    And he did it in the ninth inning!!

  • 4) Inside The Park Homer From Realmuto

    Truly un-REALmuto. First ever time a catcher hit an inside-the-park homerun in the playoffs!

  • 3) Game-Saving Catch World Series Game One!

    WOW this was nerve-racking!

  • 2) Bat SPIKE From Hoskins

    Wow this was just incredible, but how is it not number one??


    Perhaps the most clutch homerun in the history of the Philadelphia Phillies.