By: Nick Wells
The Atlanta Braves have released that Ronald Acuña Jr. has suffered a mild ACL sprain and contusion in his left knee, along with a lower back contusion following a painful tumble past first base in Sunday’s game in Boston. Acuña has been placed on the DL and will be reexamined after 10 days, and the organization seems to have an optimistic outlook on the situation. The sight of him walking off the field under his own power is a great sign, and also shows he is a bigger man than I will ever be because the only way I would leave the field after that is in an ambulance that would do donuts in the Fenway outfield on the way out.
Now I am not a doctor, but with the way his leg bent the exact opposite way a human’s knee is supposed to bend, the immediate reaction is suspecting a possible ACL tear that could’ve ended the young star’s season. With the announced MRI results, it’s great to see the damage wasn’t extremely serious, but hopefully he has time to fully recover and isn’t rushed back into playing time. I just want our sweet innocent number one prospect to be okay. Ronald if you’re reading this I’m free all week if you need a rehab buddy, I think I might’ve tweaked my back a little bit trying to swing for the fences during a church league softball game. Just comment your e-mail/phone/fax number.
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