#Cubs Coghlan has mild ankle sprain
Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan left Wednesday’s game in the fifth inning with a mild left ankle sprain suffered when he crashed into the left field wall. The Cubs wanted to see how he responded overnight, but the outfielder was not expected to play Thursday.
“The word ‘mild’ was used five to six times when I was told about it,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “He wanted to stay in the game, and I didn’t think that was right. Let’s get some ice on it. When a guy’s swinging the bat, they want to hit. It’s probably a day to day item.”
Coghlan crashed into the wall chasing Sean Rodriguez’s ball with two outs in the Pirates’ fifth. He was able to walk off the field under his own power.