Brett Jackson Injury: Cubs CF Okay After Flying Into Wall

Chicago Cubs CF Brett Jackson told reporters after Friday night's game that he would "go through a wall" for the team. A few hours earlier, he had just about tried. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Jackson launched himself into the outfield wall at PNC Park while robbing Pittsburgh Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen of extra bases. It was a stunning catch, but Jackson was very slow to get up.

After the game, though, Jackson revealed what is believed to be the extent of his injury: a bruised, swollen right knee. Jackson underwent X-rays after the game, which he says came back negative. It's unclear if he'll miss any time -- though it would be a surprise if he didn't -- but the result certainly could have been much worse.

The Pirates and Cubs will continue their series on Sunday at 6:05 p.m. CT.

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