The Chicago Cubs placed outfielder Kyle Schwarber on the disabled list with a torn ACL and LCL.
On Thursday night, Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber was involved in a scary incident on the field, when he chased down a ball in the outfield alongside Dexter Fowler. As Fowler dove for the ball in the outfield, he accidentally dove full speed right into Schwarber’s legs, which blew up Schwarber’s knee on impact in a gruesome scene.
Schwarber would have to be helped off to a cart by medical personnel and team trainers and he would leave the game. Even worse news for the Cubs, it looks like Schwarber’s season is over and he could be out for a long time.
According to MLB.com beat writer for the Cubs, Carrie Muskat, Schwarber is done for the season with a torn ACL and LCL.
Tearing both of those ligaments will require an extensive rehab process and a great deal of time to heal. His season is over and it’s a big blow to the Cubs, as he’s a key piece in the lineup for a team that is looking to win a World Series this season.
They have plenty of other talent at spots to fill the void in the lineup, but it’s not the same as having him in there every day. It will be interesting to see if going forward if the Cubs decided to swing for the fences and make a move for this year while he’s out or if they play it close with what they have in the system.
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