The Atlanta Braves were delivered a tough blow on Monday night when star second baseman Ozzie Albies was forced to exit the game after fracturing his foot on a swing.
Though the Braves beat the Washington Nationals, 9-5, and earned their 12th straight victory, it seems as though Albies is going to be out for a significant amount of time.
It’s a major blow for the Braves, who appear to have found their footing after a bad start to the season.
Braves insider Grant McAuley notes on Twitter that Albies has had some really bad injury luck during his career, referring to an incident in 2016 where he fractured his olecranon (right elbow).
That's twice in his young career that Ozzie Albies has dealt with a somewhat bizarre injury like this.
He fractured his olecranon (right elbow) in September of 2016. Now it's a fractured foot. Things you just don't see that often, and to happen twice. Man.
— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) June 14, 2022
These are some bizarre injuries Albies has suffered.
It also goes to show how poor his luck has been.
The swing he took last night was a routine swing.
Nothing looked out of the ordinary for him.
But of course, he was ultimately injured on the swing and could barely move once he got back to the dugout and went down the stairs into the clubhouse.
You have to feel sorry for Albies.
All he did was take a swing.
But now he figures to be out for a good chunk of time as a result of the injury.
This is very bad news for the Braves, who have been playing great this month.
Losing Albies is a tough blow.
These are injuries that are very rare, but it’s now happened to Albies twice.
It’s surprising to say the least, but has to be disappointing for Albies and the Braves.
We’ll see how long Albies is out and if he’ll return at any point this season.NEXT: The Braves Have Pulled Off A Shocking Turnaround In June