Convalescence Watch: Schwarber Hoping to Play Soon, Murton, Szczur, La Stella, Almora (UPDATE)

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Convalescence Watch: Schwarber Hoping to Play Soon, Murton, Szczur, La Stella, Almora (UPDATE)

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Because you are a Chicago Cubs fan, prone to fits of terror and overreaction (I should probably say “we” there, rather than “you”), we should check in on the latest on Kyle Schwarber, who left yesterday’s game early after tweaking his knee on a throw.

While I wouldn’t quite say I was nervous, as Schwarber immediately said after that game that he didn’t think it was a significant injury, I did notice that Bruce Levine later reported that Schwarber might sit out a week as a “precaution.” Although now is certainly the time for plenty of precaution, I just didn’t want Schwarber’s injury to be the kind of thing where he’d have to sit out a week, even as a precaution.

Hopefully, it won’t be:

That’s pretty great news, all things considered, even if Schwarber doesn’t play this weekend. Sometimes, a guy does something minor, and winds up feeling worse the next day. Here, that’s pretty clearly not the case.

Meanwhile, in other Cubs injury news, we’re still waiting on Matt Murton (appendix) and Matt Szczur (oblique/lat) to make their Spring Training debuts.

Tommy La Stella has been resting a minor calf injury, but it’s termed precautionary (, so he should be back soon. Albert Almora dealt with back spasms on Wednesday, but no one seems to be concerned (

All in all, so far, the Cubs have been very healthy this spring. The injuries will come, as they always do, but hopefully the team’s depth and cautious approach to the Cactus League slate will help soften any blows that come.

UPDATE: It won’t be tomorrow for Schwarber:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.