Aiming to avoid a sweep in Colorado and halting a five-game road losing streak, the Cubs were dealt a big blow to the team before they even began the game Wednesday afternoon.

Steve Cishek was carted off the field during pregame warm-ups as he took a ball off the leg while playing catch with teammate Brandon Kintzler.

He had to be helped to a medical cart:

The Cubs provided an update shortly after, saying Cishek got hit on the inside of his right knee and they're calling it a bruise