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Anthony Rizzo injury update: Cubs first baseman sprains ankle, set to have MRI

Anthony Rizzo needed to be helped off the sector throughout Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Pirates within the third inning after struggling a spraining his proper ankle.

Preliminary X-rays did not present a fracture, however the Cubs first baseman is anticipated to endure an MRI on Monday to find out the severity of the sprain, the Cubs introduced (by way of the Chicago Solar Instances).

The Cubs first baseman was making an attempt to area a bunt when he slipped and twisted his ankle. He nonetheless managed to finish a throw for the out however was changed by Ian Happ after he needed to be helped off the sector. He did not put any weight on his foot whereas going to the dugout.

The Cubs had been up 3-Zero on the time of Rizzo’s damage however rapidly gave up the lead as soon as Rizzo left because the Pirates tied it up, 5-5, within the third inning.

Rizzo walked within the first inning and scored a run on Kris Bryant’s three-run homer earlier than his damage. He is hitting .289/.404/.516 with 26 homers in 139 video games this season.

The Cubs entered Sunday’s sport with an 80-68 document and three video games again from the Nationwide League Central-leading Cardinals. 

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