Cubs Injury Notes: Hoerner, Happ, Arrieta, Winkler

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Cubs Injury Notes: Hoerner, Happ, Arrieta, Winkler

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The Cubs have a trio of players headed to the Injured List today (Nico Hoerner, Jake Arrieta, and Dan Winkler), and another (Ian Happ) whose status is still being determined. It’s not great!

But at least the Cubs aren’t inclined to think it’ll be serious overall:

On Arrieta, it’s just a matter of getting the cut on his thumb healed fully so that he can be at his best:

As for Hoerner, he started to feel the forearm issue more yesterday than right after the collision on Sunday – that day-after-feeling is common – but he’s optimistic he’ll be back when his stint is up:

I have not yet seen any specifics on Winkler (triceps tendinitis), so my hope is that it’s just a matter of giving him some rest and rotating the bullpen a bit. He was throwing serious heat this weekend.

Meanwhile, Ian Happ is not dealing with a concussion, and it is instead his ribs that took the worst of it. We’ll see how he’s feeling today. From Ross, and from Hoerner on the collision:



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.