Cubs' Rizzo takes a hard fall but is OK

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange


The Chicago Cubs got a big injury scare during Tuesday night's 1-0 loss at Houston.
First baseman Anthony Rizzo had to come out of the game in the third inning after he grounded to second base and collided with Astros first baseman Brett Wallace, who had to leap for the throw. The two players got tangled up, and Rizzo landed hard on his upper body.
He came with a sore right shoulder and upper back. Trainers attended to Rizzo, but he was able to walk off under his own power.
"I was just stunned, dazed, at first," he said. "That's why at first I didn't move. I'm more sore than anything. It was an ugly fall."
The Cubs say Rizzo is OK, but he might sit out Wednesday night's series finale. With the Cubs having a scheduled off day Thursday, Rizzo could get two days of rest before the Cubs open a weekend series at home against the Pirates.
Rizzo, a rookie who came up from Class AAA (Des Moines) Iowa in late June, is a big part of the Cubs' rebuilding plans.
"No major problems, except his right shoulder is pretty sore where he came down on it," said manager Dale Sveum. "Might have got some whiplash stuff, but his head is fine now."