Cubs News: Albert Almora Jr. injury update

by - Senior Editor -

Albert Almora J. was injured while crashing into the left-center wall trying to get Paul DeJong's double in the fifth inning. He slipped and stumbled as he collided with the wall and appeared to hurt his right shoulder or collarbone area. The trainer P.J. Mainville checked him over alongside Joe Maddon and a few of his teammates.

The young outfielder eventually walked off the field under his own power and headed straight to the clubhouse. In 2017, Almora is batting .297 with seven homers.

Cubs officials announced that he has a right shoulder contusion near the rotator-cuff area (bruised) and the X-rays were negative.

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