The Atlanta Braves may have jumped out to an early lead in Game 1, but the team was dealt a huge blow innings later.
The Braves announced that Charlie Morton, who left Tuesday’s game in the third inning with a leg injury, sustained a right fibula fracture and will not be able to pitch in the remainder of the World Series.
The right-hander is not expected to be healthy again in time for 2022 spring training.
Morton was hit by a sharp grounder from Yuli Gurriel in the second inning above the ankle and tried to pitch through the injury but left the game with one out in the third as he limped off the mound in pain.
The 37-year-old right-hander looked sharp in his brief appearance, tossing 2.1 shutout innings, holding his former team to one hit and two walks while striking out three.
Morton was one of the Braves’ best pitchers in the second half of the season and entered Game 1 with a 3.77 ERA and .192 batting average against over three starts in the postseason.