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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Anthony Rizzo leaves game after nasty collision at first (Video)

Anthony Rizzo left Tuesday’s Cubs-Astros game early after getting hurt in a collision with Astros first baseman Brett Wallace.

The Cubs first baseman grounded a ball to Houston second baseman Jimmy Paredes in the third inning. Paredes’ throw to first was high, causing Wallace to leap for the ball. Wallace’s legs kicked in the air and seemed to catch Rizzo in two places.

Both players went to the ground after their collision.

Wallace got up after the two tangled, but Rizzo stayed down on the ground and received attention from the trainers. He was helped off the field after about a minute and was replaced by Bryan LaHair, who moved from right to first base.

Even though the collision looked really bad, Rizzo appears to be in relatively good health. The Cubs said he was sore in the right shoulder and neck area, but that he checked out fine from the team doctors. He’s likely to be held out until Friday, according to Cubs reporter Gordon Wittenmyer.


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