This past weekend was one of those Braves fans would like to completely forget, and the pain didn’t just end at the major-league level. The organization also suffered a critical injury to one of their top prospects, as Braden Shewmake was carted off the field after a nasty collision with Travis Demeritte.
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
Braden Shewmake appears to have been injured severely in tonight's game in Charlotte. He was in a lot of pain and stayed down for a few minutes after trying to get up and not being able to put weight on his left leg. He had to be carted off
— Garrett Spain (@BravesMILB) August 7, 2022
I’ve yet to see an update on the severity of the injury, but it certainly looks like it could be season-ending.
According to MLB Pipeline, Braden Shewmake is the Braves #4 prospect. He’s hitting .259 on the season with seven homers for the Stripers.
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