All appears to be well, as LaPorta took batting practice before the Americans' 4-2, 11-inning victory over Japan on Wednesday and felt fine. He is expected to return to the U.S. lineup for Friday's semifinal game against Cuba, which will take place at 6 a.m. ET.
LaPorta, who will likely return to Double-A Akron once the Olympics are complete, is considered the Indians' top prospect after his acquisition in the July 7 trade that sent CC Sabathia to the Brewers. He is 2-for-15 with a homer and three RBIs in five Olympic games.
Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.