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Braves’ Acuña out for season after tearing ACL vs Marlins

Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. celebrates while rounding the bases after hitting a lead-off...
Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. celebrates while rounding the bases after hitting a lead-off home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)(AP)
Published: Jul. 11, 2021 at 10:32 PM EDT
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MIAMI (AP) — Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. will have season-ending surgery to repair a completely torn ACL in his right knee after he was injured during Atlanta’s 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins.

Atlanta announced Acuña’s prognosis hours after the game ended, confirming the franchise will be without its three-time All-Star until at least next season. Acuña landed awkwardly on his right leg after jumping on the warning track in right field to try to catch a drive from Jazz Chisholm Jr. in the fifth inning. The 23-year-old slammed into the outfield wall and crumbled on the warning track, immediately grabbing his right knee while Chisholm sprinted out an inside-the-park homer.

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