Kyle Schwarber left game with left ankle sprain after violent collision with Dexter Fowler, X-rays negative, MRI scheduled for Friday, Cubs expect to place Schwarber on DL
Kyle Schwarber collided with Dexter Fowler in the second inning of Thursday’s game at Chase Field. The two outfielders were trying to catch up to a ball in the left center field gap off the bat of Jean Segura. After the collision, Schwarber stayed on the ground as the training staff went to check on him. Schwarber was helped to a cart and taken off the field.
Initial X-rays on Schwarber’s left ankle came back negative. Schwarber is scheduled for an MRI on Friday. The Cubs announced he left the game with a left ankle sprain.
The MRI will also include looking at his left knee, which the initial examination indicated was only bruised during the collision.
The initial diagnosis is positive. The Cubs are hopeful there is not more damage than a left ankle sprain, will know more after the MRI.
Will update as information is released …
Updated April 8, 12:51am CDT – Kyle Schwarber talked to the beat writers after the game. Schwarber was on crutches and said his knee and ankle are “tight and sore.” Schwarber said he is “not going to be down in spirits” and will know more tomorrow (Friday) after the MRI.