Cubs Provide Troubling Injury Update After Anthony Rizzo's MRI Results

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After the Milwaukee Brewers lost Christian Yelich for the season, the Chicago Cubs looked to be in the driver's seat for the Wild Card race...until they suffered a similar loss Anthony Rizzo sprained his right ankle after attempting to field a sacrifice bunt during Sunday's win and had to be helped off the field, which is never a good sign.

Rizzo has been one of the most reliable first basemen in all of baseball during the decade. Since 2013, he has played no less than 140 games and hit at least 20 home runs in each following season.

The diagnosis does not mean Rizzo is out for the rest of the season, but all the Cubs can do is hope he will be able to play again this season after his MRI in a week. Victor Caratini and Ian Happ will likely split time at first base while Rizzo recovers.

Rizzo's injury even looked gruesome as he rolled his ankle into the Wrigley Field grass. He likes to charge hard on bunt plays and unfortunately his aggressiveness resulted in a major injury.

The Cubs are going to be extremely careful with Rizzo, but he wants to get on the field as quickly as possible. Ankle injuries need time to heal and it is a very tough injury for a power hitting first baseman to play through.