Chicago Cubs: Joe Maddon confirms Kyle Schwaber is Out

Kyle Schwarber Chicago CubsManager Joe Maddon confirmed Monday that Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber will undergo surgery this week to repair torn ligaments in his left knee.Maddon declined to unveil details out of respect for Schwarber’s privacy.
Schwarber, 23, ripped the anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament April 7 in an outfield collision with center fielder Dexter Fowler while unsuccessfully trying to catch a drive by Jean Segura of the Arizona Diamondbacks that resulted in an inside-the-park home run.
The postponement in surgery was due to letting the swelling decrease while Schwarber underwent more tests. Schwarber faces a prolonged rehabilitation that might last until spring training in 2017.
Schwarber hit 16 home runs in 69 games for the Cubs in 2015 and five during the National League playoffs.

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