Braden Shewmake was carted off the field last night with a left leg injury after this collision with Travis Demeritte. Reports are he was unconscious while being lifted onto the cart, but regained consciousness before leaving the field.
— Braves Moves and Rumors (@Braves_Rumors) August 7, 2022
Shewmake was carted off the field, and it’s now been discovered that he tore the PCL in his left knee. That actually sounds a lot worse than it is. Shewmake should make a full recovery in about two months. However, that does mean he will miss the remainder of the season.
#Braves SS prospect Braden Shewmake, who has also played some 2B this season at Triple-A Gwinnett, tore the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in his left knee a few days ago in a collision with OF Travis Demeritte. It's a 6-8 week recovery, so Shewmake is done for the season.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) August 10, 2022
Shewmake was having a pretty decent season in his first year of AAA ball, hitting .269 with seven homers, and his injury may cost him his first opportunity in the majors.
Following last night’s win, Orlando Arcia was diagnosed with a hamstring injury and will head to the IL. My guess is he will miss at least a month. The Braves are desperate for middle infielders, and Shewmake would have made a lot of sense as a replacement. Instead, the Braves have turned to their top prospect Vaughn Grissom, who only has 22 games of experience in AA.