Ahead of the stretch run to close out the 2022 season, the Atlanta Braves are hoping to have one of their stars back in the lineup for their playoff push, but superstar outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. is not at 100%.
Acuna Jr. missed the team’s last three games prior to their off day due to a knee issue, and is now discussing it in a bit more detail.
“It’s terrible. We’re just going to play through it until the season’s over” Acuna said, according to Braves beat reporter David O’Brien.
“He’s better,” Braves manager Brian Snitker added. “Things had calmed down a lot, so we’re just going to take it day to day for a while and see if we can’t get him right. It is getting better, so that’s good.”
“I’m not concerned. We have time. If we were starting the playoffs today, there’d be no hesitation in putting him out there. I could tell in St. Louis (over the weekend), watching him limp around, that it was bothering him. So we’re trying to calm it down,” Snitker said.