Anderson offers encouragement to injured Cubs’ Ed Howard, originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
It was part of White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson’s words of encouragement for Cubs prospect Ed Howard – who suffered a serious hip injury this week with Single-A South Bend.
“Keep going,” Anderson said. “That’s all you can do. Keep going, keep working.
The Cubs were still waiting to find out the severity of Howard’s hip injury Friday night after he was evaluated by doctors in Chicago earlier in the day. It is expected to miss an extended time.
Howard, the Cubs’ 2020 first-round pick, fell awkwardly in Tuesday’s game with Single-A South Bend, rushing into first base while trying to avoid a tag after the throw-off. short has come up the line. He fell to the ground and appeared to be visibly in pain.
“It was just a freak accident,” Cubs farm manager Jared Banner told NBC Sports Chicago.
Anderson, who worked with Howard last offseason and has been his mentor for the past few years, learned of Howard’s injury before Friday’s game against the Yankees when a reporter asked him about it.
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Anderson said he planned to contact Howard after hearing the news.
The Sox All-Star shortstop also provided some wisdom in case Howard did indeed miss significant time.
“It’s not like he can’t play forever. I’m pretty sure he’s going to come back healthy,” Anderson said.
“A good time to learn for yourself, a good time to study yourself, study your batting past, your past defensive work.
“Keep going. That’s all you can do.
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