The Atlanta Braves got a scare on Wednesday night during their NLDS matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies when superstar outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. was struck on the elbow by a 96 MPH fastball.
Miraculously, Acuna stayed in the game, despite being in very clear physical pain.
Ronald Acuna Jr. injury Update
While that's usually a good sign compared to coming out of the game, it's understandable that Acuna, even if hurt, would not want to be removed form a playoff game. This still gave Braves fans concern. Luckily, further testing revealed no structural damage in Acuna's elbow.
Acuna gave some insight into how he was feeling after the game and why he elected to stay in the game despite the pain.
The Braves ultimately got the 3-0 win over the Phillies to tie thee series at one game a piece. There's no indication on Acuna's status for Game 3, but if he was able to stay in the game after being hit, you'd have to imagine that he will be ready to go in Game 3.
Atlanta will head to Philadelphia for the Game 3 matchup on Friday to face Aaron Nola. The Braves have yet to name a starting pitcher officially for Game 3, and retain -146 odds to win the series on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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