#Cubs Schwarber injured
The Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber collided with Dexter Fowler in center field in the second inning Thursday night, and had to be taken off the field on a cart. He suffered a sprained left ankle, and initial X-rays were negative. He was to undergo an MRI on Friday on his left knee, and the Cubs will have a better idea about how long he’ll be sidelined after that.
Both Schwarber and Fowler were chasing after Jean Segura’s fly ball into the gap in left center. It appeared that Schwarber got tangled with Fowler, and fell onto the warning track. Segura kept running, and was credited with an inside the park home run — his second home run of the game. He also hit John Lackey’s first pitch over the right field fence for a leadoff homer.
Schwarber was able to sit up, and eventually got to his feet, but needed to lean on Cubs athletic trainers for support. He could not walk off under his own power, and was taken off the field on a cart.
— Carrie Muskat