The injury list continues to grow for the Atlanta Braves who have now lost the one player that they could least afford to lose. Ronald Acuña Jr. went down in a heap while trying to field a liner off the bat of Miami’s Jazz Chisholm Saturday night and had to be carted off the field. The Braves’ worst fears were realized when it was announced that an MRI revealed a torn ACL in his right knee and that he will miss the remainder of the season.
It is a crushing blow for the Braves who had just climbed back to the .500 mark with a three-game winning streak. Acuña’s injury will no doubt make their decision on which way to go at the trade deadline even more difficult.
Check back here for additional updates on Acuña’s recovery, timetable for return and how the Braves might try to press forward without him.