Braves get fortunate with Ronald Acuña Jr. injury update – Major League Baseball News

Ronald Acuña Jr. suffered an injury on Wednesday night that appeared to be serious for the Atlanta Braves.

Braves get fortunate with Ronald Acuña Jr. injury update – Major League Baseball News

Braves get fortunate with Ronald Acua injury update - Major League Baseball News
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Atlanta Braves fans held their breath for several minutes on Wednesday night after Ronald Acuna Jr. took a pitch on his elbow and was treated and consulted by the medical team.

It ended up being the game’s turning point, but no Braves fan or player would have wanted to pay Acuna’s health and availability as a cost for that win, even if it meant losing the series 2-0 to the Philadelphia Phillies.

After Zack Wheeler struck Acuna and there was an extended break, the Braves rallied for three runs — the game’s only three — in the bottom of the sixth.

He returned to the field in the top of the seventh and did close the game.

They were rewarded for their patience with good news:

Ronald Acuna Jr. will be just fine

Not only did the team win to tie the best-of-five series at one game apiece heading into Game 3, but your leadoff man is also healthy.

The injury was likely severe because it could have struck Acuna in a strange spot on his elbow, causing numbness throughout his arm. He was hit with a 96-mph fastball.

He stated after the game, through an interpreter, that he had no intention of leaving.

The Braves were also fortunate in other ways. The day game became a night game due to a rain delay. This season, the Braves have struggled in day games. Game 3 is set to begin at 4:37 p.m. ET on Friday in Philadelphia.

About Ronald Acuña Jr.

Atlanta Braves – No. 13
Outfielder/Designated Hitter
Born: December 18, 1997 (age 24)
La Guaira, Venezuela
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 25, 2018, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
(through 2022 season)
Batting average.277
Home runs120
Runs batted in296
Stolen bases107
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× All-Star (2019, 2021, 2022)
  • 2× All-MLB Second Team (2019, 2020)
  • NL Rookie of the Year (2018)
  • 2× Silver Slugger Award (2019, 2020)
  • NL stolen base leader (2019)
  • 30–30 club (2019)