Zobrist’s MRI comes back clean, expected to be back next week

Veteran switch hitter Ben Zobrist said he’d only need a week to recover after being placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a sore wrist. And it turns out, he might have been right with his prognosis.

Zobrist received an MRI on his left wrist, which had bothered him for weeks. The MRI results came back clean Monday.

Before Monday night’s game against the San Diego Padres, Zobrist said he hopes to be able to test his wrist on Wednesday and added that if he can’t return Friday, it would likely be Monday before he comes back.

Zobrist, who has played a key role in the Cubs’ lineup, hurt his wrist on a swing May 26 and has been hampered swinging right-handed since. Infielder Tommy La Stella was recalled from Class AAA Iowa to take his place, while he was nursing his wrist.

Zobrist is just one of the few Cubs who have recently sat out due to injuries. Addison Russell and Jason Heyward were both out of Monday’s lineup taking care of a sore ankle and hurt hand.

Russell turned his right ankle in Saturday night’s game against the Pirates and didn’t play on Sunday.

Heyward scraped his left hand while trying <a target="_blank" href="http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/zobrists-mri-comes-back-clean-expected-to-be-back-next-week/" …read more

Source:: Fresh News – Sports

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