CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo left Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third inning with a sprained right ankle.
X-rays taken at Wrigley Field showed no broken bones. An MRI is scheduled for Monday to determine the severity of the injury.READ MORE: Man Stabbed On CTA Blue Line Train Near Irving Park Stop
The first baseman suffered the injury while fielding a bunt.
With a runner on second and none out, Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams bunted to the third-base side of the mound. Rizzo charged aggressively and rolled the ankle a couple of steps before fielding the ball. He threw wide to first base and then dropped to the ground in obvious pain.READ MORE: 'My Husband Didn't Take His Life, COVID Did': Grundy Co. Woman Wants Attention Paid To Illness-Related Psychosis
Rizzo had to be helped off the field and could put no pressure on his right leg.
The injury could be a significant blow to the playoff-contending Cubs, who have already lost shortstop Javier Baez for the season with a fractured left thumb.
The 30-year-old Rizzo is hitting .289 with 26 homers and 93 RBIs in 140 games this season.MORE NEWS: Jussie Smollett Takes The Witness Stand, Describes Alleged Attack As Real And Like 'Something Out Of Looney Tunes Adventures'
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