Jason Heyward was forced to leave Friday’s game in the first inning after making an incredible catch in right center to take extra bases away from Denard Span. Heyward dove headfirst into the base of the wall and stayed on the warning track while his teammates, Joe Maddon and training staff went to his aid.
Heyward was helped to his feet and off the field. Heyward walked off on his own power favoring his right side.
The Cubs announced Jason Heyward was under evaluation for an injury to his right torso/abdominal region. The severity of Heyward’s injury is unknown.
According to the Sun-Times, the Cubs did not downplay the potential seriousness of Heyward’s injury. Heyward had X-Rays taken on Friday night as part of the evaluation.
Update 1:18am CDT, May 21 – Jason Heyward has an MRI scheduled for Saturday morning. X-rays were negative and according to multiple reports, Heyward did not suffer any broken bones Friday. Heyward told Patrick Mooney he has to get “an MRI tomorrow to see what else is going on in there.”
Heyward had “an ice wrap around his waist” according to ESPN Chicago and said he “is in pain but hoping for the best.”
The Sun-Times reported Heyward is not sure if he will end up on the disabled list or not.
Jason Heyward told the beat writers he is “uncomfortable, in pain but relieved not is broken.” Heyward’s “lower rib bone and hip bone hit each other” when he was “pushed up against the wall.”