Cubs Get Bad News With Kyle Hendricks Injury Update

The Chicago Cubs got bad news with pitcher Kyle Hendricks' injury update.
The Chicago Cubs got bad news with pitcher Kyle Hendricks' injury update. / Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Everything was going to plan as pitcher Kyle Hendricks prepared for the Chicago Cubs game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday. That was until he started feeling shoulder discomfort on his very first warmup pitch before the first inning. The veteran lasted only 3.0 innings before being removed.

Kyle Hendricks Injury Update

It ended up being Hendricks' shortest start of the season and one he only threw 69 pitches in. The pain in his throwing shoulder became too much to bear and now he awaits the results of an MRI. The early indication is that he will miss his next start, but a recovery timeline has yet to be determined.

"It's not something that's so bad that it's going to get out of control, but it's just not great. Something I've definitely got to get checked out to see what it's all about."

Kyle Hendricks on his shoulder injury

The 32-year-old exited after giving up a pair of earned runs on two hits and two walks. He also struck out four batters in the Cubs' 8-3 victory, but his velocity was clearly down. It's possible Hendricks joins Marcus Stroman, Drew Smyly, Wade Miley and Alec Mills on an already crowded injured list.

Hendricks is in the midst of an up-and-down season. After finishing 2021 with a 14-7 record, he is 4-6 across 16 starts in 2022 with a 4.80 ERA. He has gotten hot as of late, though, giving up only two runs over his two most recent starts prior to Tuesday night (13.2 innings).

The Cubs remain long shots to win the World Series with odds set at +500000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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