The Braves Got Some Encouraging News About Ronald Acua’s Injuries

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Outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr., who exited Thursday’s game after fouling a ball off his knee, is expected to return for the Atlanta Braves.

Ronald Acua Jr.’s latest injury status

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Two starters for the Atlanta Braves were injured for Wednesday night’s game against the Miami Marlins.

Outfielder Michael Harris II hyperextended his right knee, relegating him to a bench role on Thursday, and starting pitcher Kyle Wright left with right shoulder tightness, forcing the organization to place him on the 15-day injured list.

One of the Braves’ top players had another scare during Thursday’s game against the Marlins.

When outfielder Ronald Acua Jr. connected with a pitch from Huascar Brazoban in the top of the sixth inning, the ball went straight to his left knee. Acua sat down on the floor and started clinging to it.

To conclude the inning, though, Acua finished his at-bat by striking out. He stayed in the game until Sam Hilliard came in to replace him in the seventh inning.

Look at this circumstance!

Braves manager Brian Snitker said after the game that they took Acuna out of the game because he was having trouble bending his knee and wanted to begin treatment immediately. Snitker reassured him that Acqua is going to be alright.

This is Acuna’s second health worry this week. On Monday, the New York Mets’ Tylor Megill hit the outfielder, causing him to sustain a shoulder contusion. Acua’s X-rays were negative, and he didn’t miss a single game despite being considered day-to-day.

With an RBI single in the top of the second inning, Acua had given Atlanta a lead they would not lose. In three plate appearances, that was Acua’s only hit of the game.

Acua finished the season with a.355 average,.445 on-base percentage,.589 slugging percentage, six home runs, twenty-nine RBI, thirty-nine runs scored, and forty-four hits across thirty-two games.

Although Acua is likely to be fine, Braves fans are curious as to whether or not he will play in Friday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Let’s see what happens!


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