Braves: How much time will Ozzie Albies miss?

Ozzie Albies

The Braves got more bad news on Tuesday. After being hit by a pitch in Monday’s game, Ozzie Albies’ toe showed significant swelling at the conclusion, and it turned out to be a worst case scenario, as he was placed on the 10-day IL with a right great toe fracture.

The Braves can’t catch a damn break early in the season. That’s now three All-Stars on the IL through the first three weeks of the season, and none of them appear to be quick recoveries.

Spencer Strider is out for the season after undergoing surgery on a torn UCL. Sean Murphy has been out since Opening Day with an oblique injury, and he’s still at least a few weeks away from returning. The timeline for Ozzie Albies’ return is not yet known, but a couple of Braves beat writers speculated after Brian Snitker spoke to the media ahead of Tuesday’s matchup with the Astros.

Obviously, it’s promising news that Albies was able to avoid any kind of surgery. It doesn’t seem like an injury that will keep him out too long, but he definitely will not be back when eligible after just 10 days. It sounds like he’ll miss at least a few weeks, hopefully, not much longer.

However, as we’ve seen thus far, this is a Braves roster built to withstand multiple blows. They’ve done a good job of it to this point, but their depth will really be put to the test without Ozzie Albies.

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