Willson Contreras, Cubs reportedly avoid 'worst-case scenario' with hamstring injury

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The Cubs got a dose of good news Thursday about Willson Contreras's hamstring injury, as the catcher reportedly will be out several weeks but will return for the end of the regular season.

Contreras fell to the ground clutching his right hamstring after grounding out late in the Cubs' 3-1 loss to the Giants Wednesday night. He had an MRI Thursday.

ESPN's Jesse Rogers reported a source said, "The Cubs avoided a 'worst case scenario' … The injury could take up to a month or more depending on recovery but Contreras should be back before the end of the regular season."

Contreras seemed upbeat about his injury as he shared a message on Twitter.

Cubs' Willson Contreras helped off the field following groundout

The 25-year-old Contreras is slashing .274/.342/.519 with 21 home runs in his first full season as the Cubs starter behind the plate.

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