Watch: Maddon Says Russell’s Back Fine, Not Considering DL

We could churn out another column on Addison Russell’s spine, but it’s easier to just share some quotes and direct you back to Jesse Rodgers’ video of Joe Maddon discussing his All-Star shortstop’s status.

“I’m certain he’s going to be fine,” Maddon said. “And actually, I’m okay with him getting some rest right now. The biggest thing was medically is he going to be fine, and everybody thinks that he is, so I’m not concerned.

“Not considering (the shortened 10-day DL) right now. When I just talked to PJ (Mainville, the Cubs’ head athletic trainer), PJ said he was going to be fine.”

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