Kris Bryant left Wednesday night's game against the Washington Nationals after stepping awkwardly on third base following his catch of a pop fly in the fifth inning.

Bryant has a mild to moderate sprain of his right ankle, according to the Chicago Cubs. He won't play on Thursday and the club isn't sure if he will need to go on the 10-day disabled list.

"The awkward momentum off the base caused it," Joe Maddon said. "I was watching closely. It was more painful than you might think, but I've done it, so you know it can really be a sprain.

"It's unfortunate. Hopefully, it's just going to be a couple days."