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Phillies’ Andrew McCutchen dresses as Black Panther in injury update

Frank Carnevale
Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Andrew McCutchen reacts before a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, June 3, 2019, in San Diego.

Philadelphia Phillies Andrew McCutchen’s baseball season ended earlier this month when the outfielder tore his ACL. But his filmmaking career might be getting a boost.

The prolific social-media maven wore a Black Panther mask in a sepia-toned movie on Instagram to post an injury update.

The movie with the caption, “This IL(Injured List) stuff aint for me,” was shared on Saturday.

In the clip, McCutchen is seen walking in his home (there are a few jerseys hanging in the background) with crutches, which he quickly tosses aside.

The clip features McCutchen in the Black Panther mask and doing a Chadwick Boseman impression, narrating, “As you can see I am not dead. The Black Panther lives on. And with the help of vibranium, which is not a PED, I will come back stronger, faster. I will be king. And Wakanda will live forever. Wakanda forever.”

The clip shows the slugger’s knee with several band-aids and ends with Cutch shaking his fist as a show of strength.

A few notes for those who didn’t see the movie or read the comic books.

Vibranium is not a PED (performance-enhancing drug), but it is also not real. It’s a fictional metal in the by Marvel Comics Universe, known for its abilities to absorb and store kinetic energy. The Black Panther suit and Captain America’s shield are made of the stuff.

Wakanda is a fictional country, led by T’Challa (a.k.a. Black Panther), located in Africa created by Marvel Comics.

The 2018 movie starred Boseman in the lead role.

Two former teammates — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius and San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford — replied to the post with support.

As USA Today noted, this video is just the latest McCutchen’s filmmaking posts.

McCutchen is expected to recover and be able to play next season.

See the video:

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This IL(Injured List) stuff aint for me

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Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Frank via Twitter .

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