Cubs News: Schwarber gives update on his rehab

Cubs News: Schwarber gives update on his rehab

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Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber spoke with the Cubs media on Wednesday and gave an update on his rehab from tears of his right ACL and LCL after an outfield collision with center fielder Dexter Fowler in Arizona on April 7.

"It's a slow process, but I am happy where I am right now," Schwarber told the media. "I'm walking on it now. I'm off the crutches and that helped free of the knee and get things working more. Then it's just strengthening and hopefully the next step is jogging."

Schwarber said the rehab process can be challenging and slow, but he is staying the course.

"It's been challenging," Schwarber said. "Sometimes you get frustrated because you feel you are doing the same thing over and over again. Obviously that is the process. I want to do more, but I can't do more because you could definitely have another set back and be back out another month."

The Cubs allowed Schwarber to stay in Chicago to do his rehab and cheer on his team.

"If the team is here I will take care of things (rehab) beforehand and then go sit out in the dugout, watch the game and cheer them on. It's the same routine if they are gone. Just no game part. I go home and watch it on TV. Luckily I am here. I could be in Arizona or somewhere like that. Luckily they kept me around and wanted me to be a part of it and cheer these guys on. It's been a find season so far to watch."

Schwarber also briefly addressed the many trade rumors.

"I love this organization, and I love this team. I want to stay here, but obviously things are out of my control."

In 2015, Schwarber hit .246 with 16 home runs, 43 RBIs with an outstanding .842 OPS in only 69 games (273 at-bats) in his rookie season.

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