Cubs News: Almora injured while crashing into CF wall

Cubs News: Almora injured while crashing into CF wall

by - Senior Editor -

Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. was injured while crashing into the left center wall trying to get Paul DeJong's double in the fifth inning against the Cardinals on Tuesday night.

Almora 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 testing his right arm and shoulder region and headed straight to the clubhouse. In 2017, Almora is batting .297 with seven homers.

The injury is not good news for the Cubs as they finish up their final week of the regular season. We will update you when we get more information on his injury status.

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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