If you aren’t following tonight’s game, you missed David DeJesus slamming into the wall in right center at Citi Field, trying to make a play – DeJesus being DeJesus. Unfortunately, he crumpled to the ground in obvious pain, and was clearly feeling something wrong in his right shoulder. He was immediately removed from the game in favor of Ryan Sweeney.
DeJesus is reportedly getting mid-game x-rays to determine the nature and extent of his injury. In that area, you worry about a broken clavicle, a strained shoulder, or a separated shoulder. The results could be known as soon as after the game.
A serious shoulder injury could keep DeJesus out for a while, and he’s a virtual lock for the disabled list either way. It’s crappy for DeJesus, for the Cubs, and, let’s be honest, for the front office. DeJesus is an important player to this Cubs team, and is also an important trade chip as we approach mid-season. It seems crass to talk about that in the wake of an injury, but that is the reality of the present Cubs team.
Hopefully DeJesus’s injury isn’t serious – and I say that primarily because he’s been a quality player and teammate for the Cubs. Whatever other implications follow can be sorted out later.