Anthony Rizzo injures ankle, has to be helped off field


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Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was forced to leave the game after rolling his ankle while charging toward a bunted ball.
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was forced to leave the game after rolling his ankle while charging toward a bunted ball.

CHICAGO — As if the Chicago Cubs were not already facing enough injury issues, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo rolled his ankle while charging a bunt and went down to the ground in pain on Sunday. Rizzo's right foot inverted while Rizzo charged the bunt, which is he known for doing, leading to a sad scene at Wrigley Field.

Somehow, Rizzo was able to ward off the pain long enough to make a throw to first base that was off the mark. As soon as the bunt single was recorded by the Pittsburgh Pirates, Rizzo went down the ground in obvious pain and was eventually helped off the field by a trainer and teammate Jason Heyward. Ian Happ replaced Rizzo at first base.

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