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Cubs News: Heyward: "My lower rib bone and hip bone hit each other"

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Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward is being evaluated for an injury to his right torso/abdomen region and will have an MRI on Saturday.

Heyward was injured after making an amazing catch and then crashing into the right-field wall in the first inning against the Giants on Friday night. Heyward rolled over in obvious pain but held on to the ball before grabbing his right side. He walked off on his own power after a few minutes under the supervision of the team athletic trainer.

He spoke to reporters after the Cubs 8-1 victory about his injury.

"My lower rib bone and my hip bone hit each other when I got pushed up against the wall, and that was it," Heyward said. "Just going for the play, I knew I had a long way to run and a lot of space to make the play. I knew I had enough room to make the catch. You dive and catch the ball and try to position yourself not to land on your wrist or anything like that. I knew I was good as far as that goes but I slid, and the momentum put me into a wall."

He was asked how serious he thinks the injury is to his hip area.

"I don't know. I just will have to see how I feel tomorrow," Heyward said. "I would imagine I will be uncomfortable. I just have to see what the MRI says as far as anything structure wise. I am just really relieved its not broken. No sharp pain, nothing broken."

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