Chicago Cubs: An injury and a trying road to recovery
Then, 2016 happened. And, at least in reference to the Cubs slugger, it was certainly a tale of two stories. In the first week of the season, he collided with center fielder Dexter Fowler – blowing out his knee and all but ending his campaign.
Or so we thought.
He ruthlessly attacked his rehab work, pushing himself through the postseason and getting into game action in Arizona as the Cubs clinched their first pennant since 1945. Then, he joined the team in the World Series and hardly looked like a guy who hadn’t seen big league pitching in more than six months.
Ultimately, as we all know, Chicago made history.
"“I was out after the third game of the year,” he said after the team’s historic Game 7 win over the Cleveland Indians. “I thought my season was over. For these guys to stick with me and push through it with me, it means a lot. It really does mean a lot.”"