#Cubs Schwarber has knee surgery

Kyle Schwarber underwent successful ACL reconstruction and LCL repair on his left knee Tuesday by Dallas Cowboys orthopedic specialist Dr. Daniel Cooper, and the Cubs expect a full recovery.

Schwarber was playing left field on April 7 when he tore both his ACL and LCL in a collision with teammate Dexter Fowler at Chase Field.

Cooper has been in touch with Cubs orthopedic specialist Dr. Stephen Gryzlo regarding the procedure. The Cubs said the procedure went well.

Schwarber batted .246 in 69 games with the Cubs last season, his rookie year, hitting 16 home runs and driving in 43 runs. He was expected to play both outfield and catcher this season.

— Carrie Muskat


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Get well soon!

My heart goes out to Kyle. I recently had ACL surgery in March (Only ACL … thank the stars my LCL and meniscus were spared when I injured my knee playing ball. In any case, I’m already sprinting 6 weeks after going under the knife (all be it small bursts with a bungee wrapped around my waste and I’m a 38 year old active guy), but I am no Kyle Schwarber, a professional Thoroughbred. If he takes his time and completes rehabilitation, there is no doubt he will be back better than his out of this world rookie campaign. Well wishes to you from Northern Michigan’s biggest Cubbie fan!!! Keep your head up knee stabilized.

Aloha Chad- that is very encouraging! I am a little older than you and had my meniscus worked on last year and am blessed to have had the sports medicine surgeon that I had. I joked with him that it was funny it did not happen when I played ball! He said to be that if I were 25yrs and younger that he could actually repair my tear because there would still be enough blood vessels in the area but as we age, we lose that benefit. So, I feel confident for Schwarber that he will be just fine because he not only has age on his side but you know this organization will be on top of his rehab so he comes back next year! Take care now. Mahalo!

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