Cubs 3B Bryant exits after beaned in head

Jim Young- USA Today Sports

Jim Young- USA Today Sports

Kris Bryant took a pitch to the helmet in the first inning of Sunday's finale vs. the Rockies and had to leave the game.Bryant was examined upon exiting the game and passed all tests.

Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant has left Sunday's game after being hit on the head with a 96 miles per hour pitch from Colorado's German Marquez. Bryant isn't out of the woods yet, but this is certainly very good news.

Instead, he unsteadily wobbled toward the Cubs' dugout and manager Joe Maddon rushed out to hold him and provide both physical and emotional support.

The team said they will update Bryant's condition when they have more information.

David Bote came in to pinch run for Bryant after he left the game. The pitch caught the front of his helmet, causing it to spin around his head, and led the third baseman to being pulled from the game immediately.

Chicago hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant hitting coach Andy Haines were ejected by plate umpire Cory Blaser as Cubs trainers attended to Bryant.

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