Kyle Schwarber's knee injury was one of the more serious ones I've seen in many years. Today, we have news of the successful surgery performed:
#Cubs Schwarber had surgery on his left knee today by Dr. Daniel Cooper in Dallas. He's team doc for Dallas Cowboys— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) April 19, 2016
#Cubs Schwarber had successful ACL reconstruction and LCL repair. Everyone feels good about it went. Expect full recovery— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) April 19, 2016
Don't forget that Schwarber also suffered an ankle sprain in the incident in Arizona on April 7. When I saw Schwarber at Wrigley Field last Tuesday -- he was coming out of the park as those of us on the media clubhouse tour were going in -- his ankle was in a boot.
The knee injury, obviously, was more serious, but I have no doubt that Schwarber will attack his rehab plan as soon as he's medically cleared for it. And, of course, with the great new clubhouse rehab facilities, he can be with his teammates whenever they're playing at Wrigley Field.
Much good luck to Kyle as he rehabs. I'm certain he'll be ready for spring training 2017.