I was working late in my office when I heard Pat Hughes say that Kyle Schwarber and Dexter Fowler had collided going for a fly ball.
And when he said that Schwarber was "in agony", I figured it was bad.
Then we heard that it was an ankle and not the knee, but that he'd get an MRI the next day.
Which was yesterday.
All day checking to see if there was any word.
I'd worked pretty late almost all week, so last night we decided to go to a movie and did our cheap date thing where we stop at Buffalo Wild Wings beforehand.
It just happens to be next to the theater, and if you've never been, I bet there are more than a hundred tvs in each one.
Soon as we sat down I looked up and you know, I purposely didn't hunt down the video all day because that kind of collision isn't something I would ever choose to watch.
But there it was, over and over again from a couple different angles on big screens with no sound and I hoped they were saying it was going to be okay.
But then it cut to a blue background with white letters saying he'd torn both his ACL and his LCL and that he'd be out for the season.
So sad for him.
The first bad thing to happen to one of the Cubs' Golden Boys.
One of the kids we're getting to know and watch grow up on a baseball diamond.
Anyway, there isn't much to say.
But I'm determined not to forget about him as this summer is revealed to us game by game.
I haven't read anything about his surgery schedule, but surely that's going to happen very soon.
In the mean time, baseball happened.
The Cubs dropped their first game of the season last night.
Lets all wish Kyle a successful surgery and... if there's anything we know about him, it's that he goes all out all the time on everything.
So the rehab I'm sure will be painful, but he'll approach that the same way.