For those of you who failed to stay awake for the Braves late night matchup with the Dodgers on Tuesday, you missed yet another scary incident involving one of their young stars. This time, Ozzie Albies was the subject, as he fouled a ball hard off of his knee in the fifth inning. Immediately, Albies went down in excruciating pain. He would eventually attempt to walk off on his own power, but he was unable, and the trainers ended up carrying him to the clubhouse.
Ozzie Albies has to be carried off the field after fouling a ball off his left knee.
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— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) September 1, 2021
It was a scary moment, and it’s hard not to think about Ronald Acuña’s incident from a couple of months ago when he was unable to walk off the field on his own power. Thankfully, Albies’ injury doesn’t look to be as serious. X-Rays taken afterwards were negative.
INF Ozzie Albies left tonight’s game after fouling a ball off his left knee. X-rays were negative.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 1, 2021
We’ve seen many situations like this end in fractures and bone breaks. It happened to Johan Camargo just a couple of years ago, which cost him the end of the season. I’m sure Albies will undergo several more tests to determine the exact nature of the injury, so we’re not out of the clear just yet, but it looks like the Braves might have avoided something season-ending. Hopefully, it’s nothing more than a bone bruise, and he can return to action after a few days of rest.
We’ll keep you updated as more details about the injury emerge.
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