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Brewers' Lorenzo Cain Forced to Leave Thursday's Game With an Ankle Injury

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 24:  Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Milwaukee Brewers reacts after being tagged out in a run down in the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Miller Park on August 24, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Teams are wearing special color schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players' Weekend. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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This is the absolute last thing the scorching hot Milwaukee Brewers wanted to see occur in the thick of both an NL Central and Wild Card race.

Star outfielder Lorenzo Cain was reportedly forced from Thursday's tilt against the Padres due to left ankle discomfort.

This news comes not long after Cain gifted Milwaukee a two-run cushion with a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning, his second long ball in the past three games, and his 10th of the year.

There's no telling how serious the injury is, at this time but the fact that the term "discomfort" is being used should leave the club feeling somewhat optimistic.

In Cain's stead, rookie outfielder Trent Grisham was called upon to replace the injured veteran in the field.

The Brewers have managed to rally behind Christian Yelich's season-ending knee injury and rattle off an 8-2 stretch, but asking them to overcome the potential loss of their leadoff hitter and most important defensive player might be too much a burden to conquer.

Stay tuned for updates on Cain's status as manager Craig Counsell will likely provide some insight in the post-game presser.