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Kyle Schwarber out for season with torn ACL

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An awful break for the former Hoosier and rising Cubs star.

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Last night, former Hoosier and current Chicago Cubs home run basher Kyle Schwarber was involved in a rough collision while playing Left Field. In the aftermath of the collision with teammate Dexter Fowler, he had to be carted off the field.

Today, the worst fears of North Siders were confirmed - Schwarber is done for the season.

What looked like an ankle injury last night turned out to be a much more serious knee injury, as two of his four knee ligaments are torn. There is no timetable for his return as of now.

Schwarber was a fan favorite during IU's surprising run to the College World Series in 2013 and continued to be one when the Hoosiers received a national seed in 2014. He was drafted 4th overall by the Cubs that year, and after quickly ascending through the minor league ranks, he was called up last summer to the show, where he soon became a fan favorite on the North Side as well - especially after hitting a home run onto the Wrigley Field scoreboard roof during the NLDS against the Cardinals.