The Braves won’t have their superstar outfielder Ronald Acuña for this postseason run. He suffered a torn ACL in early July and might not even be ready for the start of next season. However, from the looks of it, his rehab is going splendidly.
— SportsTalkATL Jake (@cantguardjake) October 14, 2021
It’s fantastic to see Ronald back at it in the gym, and it seems he has put on even more muscle since the injury.
Acuña is one of the five best players in the game and was well on his way to an NL MVP trophy before tearing his ACL. In 82 games this season — just over half of a 162-game schedule — Ronald had 24 homers and 17 stolen bases. Once again, the Braves young phenom would have flirted with a 40/40 season, and if he got hot down the stretch, he might have even belted 50 home runs.
Losing him should have been a devastating blow for the Braves, but as we know, it wasn’t. Atlanta won the NL East and is now four games away from the World Series once again. Acuña may not be with the team every night, but he’s certainly there in spirit. Take a look at his reaction to the Braves series-clinching victory over the Brewers.
Ronald Acuña Jr. was HYPE watching on TV as the Braves won the series pic.twitter.com/awWppHmFHH
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) October 13, 2021
Obviously, I’m biased, but this young man really can do no wrong in my eyes. I absolutely can’t wait for him to re-join the club next season, and even if he misses a little time to begin the year, I expect him to be in the running for the NL MVP award once again.
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