David Ross Provides Frustrating Update on Kyle Hendricks' Injury

Adam Taylor McKillop
Chicago Cubs manager David Ross provided a frustrating update on Kyle Hendricks' injury.
Chicago Cubs manager David Ross provided a frustrating update on Kyle Hendricks' injury. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

There hasn't been much good news stemming from the Chicago Cubs' 2022 campaign. Not only has just about every veteran on roster been linked to trade rumors, but the franchise has been hit with a handful of tough injury updates.

This includes staff ace Kyle Hendricks, who has been stuck on the 15-day IL since the beginning of July. Hendricks is dealing with a shoulder strain in his pitching arm. On Wednesday night, manager David Ross provided a frustrating update on Hendricks' injury status.

Kyle Hendricks Injury Update

Ross indicated that Hendricks won't be cleared to play catch for at least two or three weeks. That's just the first step in a long rehab process, which will likely include re-ramping up his pitch count, bullpen sessions and an official rehab assignment.

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Hendricks' timeline continues to take shape, but the best-case scenarios now points towards August as the earliest possible return.

The news is especially frustrating because Hendricks was previously sidelined in June for 12 days with a similar issue. There was also some optimism this time around when the veteran starting pitcher's initial MRI revealed no structural damage.

Ross summed up the thoughts of Cubs fans everywhere.

"It sucks for Kyle, it stinks for us, but we’ll go about our business and he’ll get back as soon as he can.”

David Ross

For now, the Cubs sit at 34-54 and 14.5 games back in the NL Central standings. They are a team to watch at the deadline as one of the league's biggest sellers. Chicago holds just +25000 odds to win the NL Central on FanDuel Sportsbook, showing just how grim the current state of the franchise truly is.

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