Cubs outfielder Schwarber out for season with knee injury

An injured Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber, front, is taken off the field during the second inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee the team announced on Friday.

Schwarber was injured Thursday night during a violent collision in the outfield with teammate Dexter Fowler during a game in Arizona. The injury was originally diagnosed as a sprained ankle, but an MRI on Friday revealed more damage.

Schwarber, a former Indiana University standout, hit .242 with 16 home runs in 69 games last year.

He expected to be a big part of Chicago’s offense this summer, with the Cubs considered a favorite to reach the World Series.

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