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Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. plans to weather “terrible” pain in his right knee before his team’s season ends.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ‘s Gabe Burns asked Acuña how his knee was feeling after Atlanta’s 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. “Too bad,” Acuna replied. “But we will stick to it until the end of the season.” Acuña has missed many games for a month in the past because of various reasons. He has lower body soreness (August 7), right knee soreness (August 14) and more right knee issues that led to him missing two games with the St. Louis Cardinals (August 27 and 28) and a game against Colorado (August 30). He was back in the lineup on Wednesday and finished with A solo homer went 1 for 4. On the season, Acuna is hitting .274 (0.779 OPS) in 92 games with 11 home runs and 36 RBIs.
Any injury going to Acuña would certainly be a concern for Atlanta given his overall importance to the team and his recent History.
He suffered a torn ACL in his right knee for the 2021 season and was limited to 82 games, missing the team’s championship run. He also suffered a foot injury during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in June that required a medical scooter because he had difficulty putting pressure on it.
When healthy, Acuña was one of the Warriors’ leaders, making three All-Star games and two silver medals. The stickman, he can affect the game with his power on the plate and speed on the basic path and the field.
Atlanta is used to playing without him until the end of the 2021 season, but when he’s in the lineup.
It looks like he’ll stay there for now as Atlanta continues its quest to surpass No. 1 – putting the New York Mets in the NL East .