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Braves Get Major Ronald Acuña Jr. Injury Update

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Atlanta Braves have received some major news on star Ronald Acuña Jr. after he was scratched from the lineup with an injury.
The Atlanta Braves have received some major news on star Ronald Acuña Jr. after he was scratched from the lineup with an injury. / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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Atlanta Braves fans were sent into a frenzy Wednesday evening when Ronald Acuña Jr. was a surprise scratch from the lineup. The fact that Acuña only recently returned from a lengthy recovery for an ACL tear amplified fears that he could be facing another serious injury.

The Braves finally gave an update on the star outfielder after Wednesday's game.

Ronald Acuña Jr. Injury

Manager Brad Snitker revealed Acuña is dealing with a Grade 1 right quad strain. Though that sounds scary, it's actually the least severe a strain can be since there's no damage associated with this type of ailment. The slugger is expected to return to the lineup in the coming days.

This news is a major sigh of relief for Braves fans. The quad area can be troublesome, especially for someone with game-changing speed like Acuña, but he's avoided the worst-case scenario.

Hopefully a few days off and a stint at DH is all the 24-year-old needs to get back to 100%. He's looked great since his return to the club, slashing .292/.400/.446 with 2 home runs, 8 RBI and 8 stolen bases in 17 games.

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