Schwarber predicts quick return

Kyle Schwarber insists the knee injury that forced him to leave a Cactus League game on Thursday is nothing serious.

The Chicago Cubs outfielder reported to the clubhouse on Friday morning reporting discomfort, but remains convinced there is no structural damage to worry about.

“We know it is nothing serious, it’s nothing significant,” Schwarber told reporters. “There is nothing that will hold me back an extended period of time.

“This is a day-to-day thing. I feel really good right now. We will see what tomorrow brings. Today will be a light day, but if I can get back tomorrow, I want to be back there.”

The Cubs are likely to take a cautious approach to Schwarber’s recovery with the season still more than six weeks away, but no one is expecting a lengthy lay-off.

“We have a good idea what it was,” Schwarber added. “It is a quick turnaround, but it’s just something that didn’t feel good out there after I made the throw. When I took my at-bat, I felt I couldn’t get after it running-wise.”

“We just decided to shut it down and take care of it as soon as possible.”