The Cubs got a serious scare Tuesday night in an otherwise meaningless game against the Astros. Promising first baseman Anthony Rizzo awkwardly -- and slightly -- collided with Astros first baseman Brett Wallace on a play at first base.
Here it is:
Fortunately, the Associated Press is reporting that, while the Cubs will monitor Rizzo the next few days, "they believe he will be OK."
The AP does report that Rizzo has a sore right shoulder and upper back, but he appears to have dodged a bullet in terms of a serious injury. Upon initially viewing the play, I thought maybe his knee was at risk as well from that uncontrollable plant on the base.
Rizzo, 23, is hitting .293/.346/.464 with 12 homers and 34 RBI in 286 plate appearances in this his rookie season. As the Cubs eye the future, he's a significant part of the nucleus.