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Chicago Cubs Outfielder Jason Heyward Injured in Win Over Braves

Heyward was injured going for a fly ball in the game against the Braves

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    Chicago Cubs Outfielder Jason Heyward Injured in Win Over Braves
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    Jason Heyward #22 of the Chicago Cubs fouls off a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning at Comerica Park on August 21, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Cub 2-1. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

    After going hard for a fly ball in the Chicago Cubs’ game against the Atlanta Braves, outfielder Jason Heyward was forced to leave the contest with an injury.

    Heyward, who was playing center field for the Cubs on Thursday night, barely missed the ball off the bat of Freddie Freeman, and was forced to exit the contest due to tightness in his right hamstring. 

    After the game, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that there is no timetable for Heyward's return, but ruled him out for the team's next few games against the Philadelphia Phillies. 

    If Heyward is forced to go on the disabled list, it would be a blow to a Cubs team that is slowly getting healthy again. Third baseman Kris Bryant just finished a rehab stint in Iowa, and pitcher Mike Montgomery returned for Thursday's game against the Braves. 

    Rosters expand to 40 players on Saturday, meaning that the Cubs could wait an extra day and not have to remove anyone from their 25-man roster to replace Heyward. 

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