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Cubs' Jason Heyward to sit out a few games because of a bruise near ribs

Cubs' Jason Heyward to sit out a few games because of a bruise near ribs

Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward will sit out three to five games because of a bruise on his right side near his ribs.

The injury happened Friday in the bottom of the first inning in the Cubs' 8-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Heyward crashed into a padded section of the wall to the left of the 421-foot sign with a catch that robbed leadoff man Denard Span of extra bases.

Manager Joe Maddon was initially concerned that Heyward suffered a neck injury.

"You saw the way his head crunched into the wall," Maddon said. "Three to five days isn't awful. When I saw him walk off the bus this morning...

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