Cubs' Marlon Byrd hit in face by foul ball

Updated: September 24, 2010, 7:13 PM ET
By Bruce Levine |

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd left Friday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals after the third inning after being hit by a foul ball.

Byrd hit the ball that bounced off the ground hit him in the right cheek, causing a bruise and facial laceration.

"Basically in layman's terms, he has a small cut under his eye and a facial bruise," Cubs interim manager Mike Quade said. "Being as cautious as they can be with him, they sent him to Northwestern [Hospital] to make sure everything in that area is OK."

Byrd had an X-ray and results were not announced.

Bruce Levine covers baseball for

Bruce Levine | email

Chicago baseball beat reporter
Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.