Anthony Rizzo, the Chicago Cubs’ first baseman, rolled his right ankle while running in to field a bunt on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Rizzo, who has 26 home runs this season, remained on the ground in obvious pain until he was eventually helped off the field by teammates.
This couldn’t come at a worse time for Chicago. The Cubs are currently three games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central and clinging to the second Wild Card spot with the Milwaukee Brewers trailing by a single game. Further making things tough on Chicago, the New York Mets are just three games back after winning five of their last six games.
This is a developing story and we will update it as more information becomes available.
UPDATE: Rizzo has a sprained ankle and will undergo an MRI on Monday.
Joe Maddon is optimistic they will get good news tomorrow.