Cubs’ David Ross: Nico Hoerner, Ian Happ sore after collision

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Happ, Hoerner running though tests day after collision originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

After a collision in the outfield field Sunday, Cubs center fielder Ian Happ seemed to feel better Monday, according to Cubs general manager David Ross.

Happ and second baseman Nico Hoerner collided on a popup in shallow center field in the eighth inning of the Cubs’ 13-12 extra-innings loss at Cincinnati. Sitting in the back of a cart, Happ left the game.

“Him and Nico both woke up this morning with a lot of soreness,” Ross said. “Doctors and trainers are working on them, checking them out.”

Happ and Hoerner were scheduled to go through a series of tests with the medical staff Monday afternoon, when Ross spoke to the media. The Cubs’ game against the Dodgers was postponed due to an inclement weather forecast, but neither Happ nor Hoerner was in Monday’s original lineup.

Asked if he knew whether Happ would enter concussion protocols, Ross said the training staff was running “the full gamut” of tests on him.

During the collision Sunday, with Happ sliding in and Hoerner reaching up to catch the shallow fly ball, Hoerner’s knee appeared to strike Happ in the midsection. Happ also sustained a blow to the face and came up with a bloody nose.

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