According to MLBTR Buster Onley is reporting that the Cubs are very concerned about Schwarber’s injury, and that the team is more worried about his knee than his ankle. An update is not expected to arrive until very late in the day.
Schwwarber was injured in a collision with fellow outfielder Dexter Fowler in last night’s ball game.
The 23-year-old rose quickly to the majors and made a huge impact last year. A catcher by trade, Schwarber’s bat has been good enough that he’s expected to spend regular time in the outfield while he hones his craft behind the plate. He ended the 2015 season — his age-22 campaign — with a robust .246/.355/.487 batting line and 16 home runs over 273 plate appearances. Of course, there’s room for growth. In particular, Schwarber saw most of his action against right-handed pitching, which he demolished, but struggled to a .481 OPS in 61 trips to the plate against southpaws.
This post will be updated when once additional information is released.
Terrible news for Cubs fans, it looks like Schwarber is done for the season. ESPN is reporting that Schwarber has full tears to both the ACL and LCL in his left knee as well as a severely sprained ankle. Schwarber has already been placed on the DL.