Update — Well, we feared it would be this. The Braves announced All-Star OF Ronald Acuna Jr. will undergo season-ending surgery for a torn ACL after receiving an MRI. Acuna was injured going for a fly ball in Saturday’s game vs. the Marlins. This has major implications for the NL East and could eliminate the Braves from contention without their best player. We’ll also await a replacement in the OF for the NL All-Stars with this news.
OF Ronald Acuña Jr. underwent an MRI today that showed a complete tear of his right ACL. He will undergo season-ending surgery.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 11, 2021
The Atlanta Braves head into the All-Star break trailing the New York Mets in the NL East, and the team has suffered a big loss 24 hours before the first half of the season comes to a close. Outfielder Ronald Acuña exited Saturday’s game against the Miami Marlins after injuring his right leg or knee while attempting a catch
Ronald Acuña Jr. has to be carted off the field after suffering an injury to his right knee or leg. pic.twitter.com/mXrjIBAs6V— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) July 10, 2021
Acuña was 1-for-2 with a run scored at the time of the injury. Abraham Almonte replaced him in the outfield. Acuña is hitting .281 for the season with 24 home runs and 52 RBIs and has a slash line of .281/.392/.593. He was voted to be a starter in this year’s All-Star Game.