It was the top of the 1st inning when Nico Hoerner apparently collided with an umpire in the outfield. Hoerner was running out to cover the cut as the ball flew over Jason Heyward‘s head and bounced off the wall. Jurickson Profar ended up at third, while Hoerner was seen lying on the outfield grass in pain.
Nico Hoerner just went down & appears in pain after colliding with 2B ump during Profar's triple off CF wall.
Appeared Hoerner, who was shifted to 2B side, and the ump, who was in shallow CF, were both watching ball while on move & didn't see each other.
Hoerner's staying in.
— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) May 11, 2022
#Cubs Nico Hoerner is out of the game. Illdemaro Vargas in at shortstop.
— Taylor McGregor (@Taylor_McGregor) May 11, 2022
We still haven’t seen exactly what happened since no camera angle has surfaced yet showing the collision. Hoerner ended up shaking it off and staying in the game. He proceeded to bat, striking out, in the top fo the 2nd inning. He was then removed from the game in the bottom of the inning and Ildemaro Vargas took his position on the field.
We’ll update you as we get more information. Hopefully, it’s nothing serious.