December 9, 2022

David Robertson injury update: Phillies reliever injures saddest during happy time, off NLDS roster

Jump for joy pain.

Baseball has often been host to some truly bizarre injuries — this season alone, a player lost his teeth due to an unfortunate incident with a drill band — and a new player etched his name in history. painful and embarrassing baseball.

David Robertson is not on the Phillies NLDS roster after injuring himself in the saddest way during a truly euphoric moment in the NL wildcard series: the reliever suffered a calf injury while jumping to celebrate the Bryce Harper’s Game 2 home run.

Phillies manager Rob Thomson revealed Robertson’s injury to reporters on Tuesday, adding that the 37-year-old pitcher was injected with platelet-rich plasma on Monday and did not travel to Atlanta for the NLDS.

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“He’s going to try to get through this,” Thomson said. “I don’t know when he’ll be available. But obviously he’s not on the roster for this round. If he’s available for the next round, we don’t know.”

It’s a blow to the Phillies’ bullpen; the team acquired the veteran from the Cubs at the 2022 trade deadline, and he had six saves in 22 games out of the bullpen, throwing to a 2.70 ERA (3.71 FIP) at the during this period.

Robertson can still be activated for the NLCS, if the Phillies get past the Braves this week. Without Robertson, however, it will be a more difficult task.