Ronald Acuña Jr. exits Braves game with an ankle injury, X-rays negative

By , Audacy

There was a scary moment in Thursday’s Atlanta Braves game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a soft grounder to third base and tried to leg out an infield hit. He was thrown out but when he hit the bag at first, he suddenly started to limp on his right foot before falling to the ground.

Acuña was grabbing his left ankle and remained on the ground while being evaluated by a trainer.

The 23-year-old did manage to get up and walk off the field on his own with only a slight limp, which was an encouraging sign after the way he initially went down.

He was removed the game, but X-rays came back negative. He is reportedly day-to-day.

Acuña has been off to an MVP-caliber start to the season. He led off Thursday’s game with his MLB-leading 12th home run of the season.

In 35 games, Acuña is hitting .302/.399/.651 with seven doubles, 24 RBI and an MLB-leading 33 runs scored.

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