"It's not the dreaded high-ankle sprain," Francona said. "He hit first [base] hard. Hopefully, it's a day or two."
Brantley, who underwent surgery last Aug. 15 to address chronic biceps tendinitis, went 0-for-2 and is hitting .283 with five homers and 17 RBIs.
Robert Falkoff is a contributor to MLB.com based in Kansas City. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.