A year ago to the day, the Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber suffered a torn ACL in a terrible collision with then-teammate Dexter Fowler. And tonight, the Cubs had another very scary collision involving two of their key players.
Javy Baez and Jason Heyward collided while chasing a shallow flyball — that dropped for a single — in the sixth inning of the team’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Both players likely felt the pain of this one, but Baez got the worst of it, with his head slamming hard into Heyward.
Here are replays of the collision:
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Baez gave up a thumbs up and was able to walk off after the play, but the Cubs understandably removed him from the game. It’s absolutely the right call by the Cubs, especially with the fear of a concussion. But hopefully Baez is indeed okay.
UPDATE: Javy Baez has a left eye contusion.
Javy Báez left tonight's game with a left eye contusion.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 8, 2017