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Braves optimistic Freddie Freeman did not suffer major wrist injury

Freeman isn’t out of the woods yet, but there seems to be reason for hope.

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The Braves won Wednesday night’s game against the Phillies, but it was far from a celebratory feeling afterwards as everyone waited for an update on Freddie Freeman.

While the Braves didn’t have much of an official update after the game, there is reason for optimism that Freeman did not suffer another serious wrist injury, according to Mark Bowman.

“The Braves did not announce the results of the X-ray exam performed Wednesday and will not provide any further information until Freeman is re-evaluated Thursday morning. But there is at least reason to believe the X-ray did not reveal a fracture.”

Freeman was hit in the wrist by an inside fastball on Wednesday night in the exact same area that he was hit nearly a year ago. He immediately left the game — Freddie walked straight into the clubhouse and didn’t even attempt to go to first base — and appeared to be in significant discomfort.

Wrist injuries can be tricky. Usually in these cases it takes a while before x-rays can reveal anything due to all the swelling, and we should get more of an update on Thursday morning.

Despite cooling off over the last week, Freeman is still batting .288/.468/.492 on the season.

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