But Orlando was relieved after Saturday's 5-0 loss that there was nothing broken in the wrist.
"I was scared," Orlando said before Sunday's series finale. "It was loud, so loud it sounded like it hit my bat.
"But it's nothing serious. I got the MRI, just in case. Nothing broken."
Orlando was back in the lineup on Sunday, trying to show manager Ned Yost he merits more playing time.
Yost turned to Orlando for a Friday start in place of the slumping Jarrod Dyson, who had gone 4-for-35.
Orlando isn't trying to make too big of a deal of this opportunity.
"I've said before that I will do whatever they want -- pinch-runner, pinch-hitting, play defense," he said. "I'm here for that."
Yost had wanted to install a "loose" platoon in right field, with Orlando facing some of the tough lefties. But the Royals haven't faced many lefties lately, so before Friday, Orlando had just six at-bats all month.
"If I get the opportunity to play against righties, I just have to be ready," Orlando said.