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Johan Camargo suffers freak injury prior to first pitch (UPDATED)

Camargo went down with an apparent right leg injury trotting onto the field.

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Braves shortstop Johan Camargo suffered a freak injury, apparently to his right knee, trotting onto the field for the first pitch ahead of Tuesday night’s game against the Phillies.

Camargo was taking the field just behind starting pitcher Julio Teheran and the rest of the Braves starting lineup, and injured his leg after stumbling while attempting to jump over the first base line.

Camargo was immediately escorted off the field by trainer Jim Lovell. Jace Peterson replaced Camargo at short and in the lineup.

There was no immediate update on the situation.


The Braves are calling it a hyper-extended right knee for Camargo with an MRI to come later tonight.

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