Braves determine Freeman has fractured wrist, expected to miss 8-10 weeks
On Wednesday night, the Toronto Blue Jays frustration hit an all time high, resulting in a Freddie Freeman injury, a Kevin Pillar derogatory comment and a immature Jose Bautista bat flip after being down by 5 runs.
In 3 games with Atlanta, the Blue Jays have racked up 7 HBP issued to the Braves. The Braves have not retaliated up to this point that may take a change on Thursday night in the final game of the 4 game series.
Out of the 7 hits batsmen, the one forced on Freeman would have to be the worst. In the 5th inning, Toronto pitcher, Loup, threw a 94 mph fastball high and inside, hitting Freeman’s wrist as he checked his swing. Freeman originally tried to walk it off, but trainers wouldn’t allow him to continue and took him out of the game. They did tests but the swelling happened so quickly that the trainers were unable to get a clear X-Ray, causing the Braves and Braves Country to have to worry overnight, until further tests could happen on Thursday.
In 2015 Freddie suffered an injury to his right wrist and missed the next 30 games and ended the year with 118 games played. All of Braves Country hopes that isn’t the case here but with every passing minute, the inevitable seems to creep closer and closer towards missing major time.
On Thursday afternoon, the news all Braves fans didn’t want to hear was announced. Freddie Freeman will miss significant time after further tests determined he suffered a fractured wrist from the HBP in last night’s game against Toronto.
With Freddie expected to miss 8-10 weeks, the Braves will have to regroup and try to find a replacement as soon as possible, since they are in 2nd place in the NL East.
Join me in wishing Freddie a quick and healthy recovery!
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