Miami – Atlanta Braves star, MRI Ronald Acuna Jr.., Right anterior cruciate ligament met with complete tear. The team announced on social media that he will have surgery at the end of the season.
Aquina Jr. came down the field in tears after retaining an injury when Atlanta beat Miami Marlins 5-4 the previous day.
Atlanta manager Brian Snitker expressed concern about the outfielder before his results were released, but did not expect news of the next steps until Sunday. The news came a little early, and it was not clear what the team wanted to hear.
“He’s very hard, I can tell you that. It’s a tough absence for him to wear,” Snitker said after the win.
Aquina Jr. jumped over the warning strip on the right and landed ugly on his right leg. Jazz Shisholm Jr.. In the fifth inning. Aguina crashed into the outfield wall and crashed into the warning strip, immediately catching his right knee as Sisholm Jr. accelerated with a home run into the park.
Aquina Jr. tried to escape, but fell to the ground on the shallow right. A coach approached him as he was retrieving a cart, and the relevant team members gathered quietly around him.
Tears welled up in the 23-year-old’s eyes as he waited. When the car stopped on a nearby warning lane, he had to be assisted and no weight was placed on his right leg.
Braves pitcher, Max Fried, Allowed three straight wins, but began to retire the team with two strikeouts after injury.
Ronald Acuna Jr. underwent an MRI today, which revealed his right ACL. He will have surgery at the end of the season.
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“You never want someone on your team to be injured after trying to make a big play,” Fried said. ” This is obviously very unfortunate, but you have to stay with the task at hand and finish the game. “
At first, Sisholm Jr. thought Aqua Jr. was going to catch him, not realizing the severity of the injury until he crossed the plate.
“A guy like that gets hurt and the baseball world will lose him if he goes out for a long time,” Sisholm Jr. said.
Agua Jr. is set to make his debut for the National League All-Star team in Tuesday’s game. This would have been his third appearance. Third Paceman of San Diego, Mani Machado, Peters later announced Saturday that he would replace Agua Jr. with the National League on Tuesday.
Aquina Jr. won 283 three-time defensive NL East champions with 24 home runs and 52 Reserve Banks, second only to the New York Mets.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.