Cease (ankle) announced that he's "okay" after leaving Thursday's outing in the second inning, Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Although it's early, Cease sounds optimistic that he avoided anything significant after tweaking his ankle covering third base. A more official announcement on Cease's injury figures to be made Friday. Cease had a 14.0 K/9 rate entering his most recent outing, with 50 strikeouts in 32.1 innings.

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