Kyle Hendricks is out indefinitely while he deals with a shoulder injury. (Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports)
Kyle Hendricks is out indefinitely while he deals with a shoulder injury. (Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports)

Cubs News: Update on Kyle Hendricks' shoulder injury


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CHICAGO — Over the weekend, the Chicago Cubs placed starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day injured list with an injury to his throwing shoulder. The hurler is dealing with right shoulder inflammation, and medical tests conducted on Tuesday revealed a shoulder impingement, which is essentially more specific medical terminology for shoulder inflammation.

There is no timetable for Hendricks' return at this point, and the updated prognosis did not change anything on that front. Although the tests did prove that Hendricks was facing an actual medical issue and not just pain caused by simple wear and tear, the tests certainly could have revealed much worse than impingement. When speaking to reporters about the injury on Tuesday, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer acknowledged that Hendricks could potentially be held out of action through the All-Star break, which would result in a nearly a month on the shelf for the right-hander.

"I feel like we got ahead of it," Hoyer told reporters. "We're not sure how much time he'll miss, but we'll try to take it slow and take the length of the season into account."

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