Generally issues occur that simply suck. That’s at the moment the case. Atlanta Braves star outfielder Ronald Acuña has torn his ACL and can bear season-ending surgical procedure.
Acuña is likely one of the brightest younger stars within the sport, and we’re all worse off with out him for the remainder of the season. The Braves have been anticipated to be a contending workforce within the NL East this season. At the moment 4.0 video games behind the resurgent New York Mets, dropping Acuña for the 12 months will clearly hinder their talents to make a run on the playoffs.
It was on a play earlier in the present day when Acuña leaped for a ball simply out of attain in proper and landed onerous on his proper leg on the warning monitor, his proper knee buckling. Acuña went all the way down to the monitor and instantly seize his proper knee earlier than rolling over in obvious ache.
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Acuña was within the midst of a really robust season. Earlier than struggling his season-ending harm, the 23-year-old phenom was batting .281/.392/.593 with a .985 OPS, 24 dwelling runs, 52 RBIs, and 16 stolen bases. He’s not solely the face of his franchise, however one of many younger tremendous star faces of the sport of baseball as an entire.
Acuña had lately been named an All-Star Recreation starter within the outfield for the Nationwide League, compiling the second-highest quantity of votes within the MLB with 2,510,031 votes.
If the Braves are in some way capable of make the playoffs, not seeing Acuña on the most important stage is an incredible loss for the sport. Any hope of seeing fellow phenom Fernando Tatis in San Diego and Acuña do battle within the postseason must wait a minimum of one other 12 months.