During Monday night’s game in Washington, Ozzie Albies took an awkward cut on an inside pitch, grounded it softly to third, and fell to the ground after a single step down the baseline. He didn’t stay down for long, but was limping severely on the way back to the dugout.
Ozzie Albies exits tonight's game after suffering an apparent injury on this swing. pic.twitter.com/Bj17gdDbed
— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) June 14, 2022
About a half-hour later, the Braves provided an official update: Ozzie fractured his left foot.
Ozzie Albies left tonight’s game in the fifth inning after he fractured his left foot.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 14, 2022
The severity and location of the fracture play a huge role in recovery time, and there’s no prognosis or recovery timeline yet, but this is an injury that requires months, not weeks. It is absolutely brutal to see our beloved second baseman, whose heart and enthusiasm are so critical to this team, go down for an extended period of time. Hopefully, he can find a way to return for the stretch run later this year.
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