A Kris Bryant injury has Chicago Cubs fans holding their breath. Bryant and the Cubs were playing the Atlanta Braves when he connected for a first inning double against R.A. Dickey. Two batters later, Bryant tried to take third base on an errant pitch, sliding head first into the bag. He may regret that decision a bit later.

As Bryant was stretching out his hand, he slammed it against the foot of Braves third baseman Johan Camargo. Bryant never even made it to the base and was very slow getting up after he was tagged for the third out of the inning.

The All-Star third baseman would end up leaving the game, with the immediate statement that he had jammed his finger.

What is the early prognosis on Bryant hand injury?

The broadcast booth for the game stated that it appeared Kris Bryant jammed his ring finger, but the Chicago Cubs weren’t going to take any chances. Bryant was pulled from the game to undergo tests and should undergo some X-Rays soon to determine whether the injury is worse than originally thought. That news wasn't revealed at the publishing of this article, but the Cubs will likely put him through a full battery of tests just to make sure of things.

Losing Kris Bryant for any period of time is going to be rough for the Cubs, but it isn’t a worst-case scenario just yet.

They will perform tests on the left hand just to make sure that there is no damage and he might sit out a few games no matter what the tests reveal. What Cubs fans don’t want to see is a tear or break in the hand that could rule him out for a significant amount of time.

Will the Chicago Cubs trade for more players soon?

There are a lot of top-tier players getting made available on the trade market, including the entire bullpen of the Baltimore Orioles.

The Chicago Cubs have made no secret of the fact that they would like to add more starting pitching, even though they did just acquire Jose Quintana in an impressive deal with the Chicago White Sox. The Seattle Mariners just finished sweeping the White Sox, showing the team needed to continue dealing pieces for the future.

The Cubs are one of the hottest teams in baseball and they will need to keep winning games to get back in the race for a playoff spot.

Adding Jose Quintana appeared to give the team an immediate boost of momentum and the team is getting hot at just the right time of the season. Having a Kris Bryant injury like this doesn’t help matters, but the Chicago Cubs may be one of the teams with enough depth to overcome this situation.