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
Full ACL and LCL tear for #Cubs Schwarber. Out for the year
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) April 8, 2016
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:
Video Courtesy: YouTube/MLB Films
Fans and supporters also reacted to Schwarber’s season-ending injury on social media:
Literally feel nauseous about Schwarber.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 8, 2016
Schwarber has nothing to worry about, RG3 tore his LCL and ACL too and he bounced right back, good as ever
— New ESPN President (@BarstoolNate) April 8, 2016
It's really ridiculous the number of people who didn't think Schwarber should have been in the OF. He's a baseball player. Injuries happen.
— David Kaplan (@thekapman) April 8, 2016
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