The Chicago Cubs will miss slugger Kyle Schwarber for the rest of the season after suffering from a devastating knee injury in a game last Thursday.
Carrie Muskat, the beat writer for the Cubs for the league’s official website confirmed the bad news on Twitter
The knee injury means that Schwarber will miss the rest of the 2016 season as reports state that it’s a complete tear of the ACL and LCL in the left knee.
Schwarber, a left fielder and catcher, was the first round pick, fourth overall draftee in the 2014 MLB Draft by the Cubs. The 23-year-old suffered the injuries when he collided with center fielder Dexter Fowler in the Cubs game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Cubs won, 14-6 but Schwarber also injured his ankle in the same play that saw Fowler hit Schwarber’s knee unintentionally.
Watch the unfortunate hit below and how Schwarber’s season was lost:
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Fans and supporters also reacted to Schwarber’s season-ending injury on social media:
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