Cubs Injury Update: Russell and Contreras Take BP, Run Full Sprints in Cincy

Yesterday brought us good news in the form of Addison Russell and Willson Contreras doing some running in the outfield at Great American Ball Park. It got even better Wednesday afternoon, as the two stars took BP and performed rigorous drills that included full sprints.

Russell had said yesterday that he didn’t really have a timetable for his return, but that he was shooting for a week or so. That would put him right around the end of the month, though his activity in the outfield and in the cage seems to indicate that he could be closer.

Even more encouraging is seeing Willson Contreras really getting some work in out there (video from Mark Gonzales). Jesse Rogers isn’t a doctor and neither am I, but I’m inclined to agree with his assessment on the timetable. It sure looked like strength and conditioning coach Tim Buss was putting WillCo through his paces.

Contreras was also catching Jake Arrieta’s side session, another indicator that the Cubs aren’t treating him with kid gloves at this point.

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