Cubs pitcher says he could have played if it wasn’t an excruciating injury

The Chicago Cubs rallied from six runs down for a 10-9 win on Sunday, but they’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out if pitcher Charlie Morton will recover fully from the…

Cubs pitcher says he could have played if it wasn’t an excruciating injury

The Chicago Cubs rallied from six runs down for a 10-9 win on Sunday, but they’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out if pitcher Charlie Morton will recover fully from the broken leg he suffered when his cleat caught in the dirt while swinging after two outs in the sixth inning. The Cubs will wait at least one more game before sending Morton to the disabled list, but the question lingers of how long he’ll be sidelined. It may not be for much longer, however.

“I knew I was out of there,” Morton said after the game. “I just knew the consequences. Obviously, I saw the replay and knew exactly what happened. I knew the gravity of the situation. After it happened, I knew it was likely the last time I’d ever play.”

The Braves posted video of Morton throwing, and he feels like he could have played.

“I still think I could have picked up a baseball and tried to do stuff on it,” Morton said. “That’s what I was going to do — try to throw a ball. If it got too much, I would probably have quit.”

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