Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies left Tuesday’s game against the host Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning after he fouled a ball off the side of his left knee.
Albies immediately went to the ground after hitting the pitch from Dodgers’ right-hander Walker Buehler off the knee where it meets the calf muscle. After a visit from two trainers, as well as manager Brian Snitker, he was carried off the field.
Ehire Adrianza finished off the at-bat for Albies and grounded out to first base.
The injury is of extra concern for the Braves, who already lost outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. with a season-ending knee injury.
Albies, who was an All-Star for the second time this season, is batting .259 with 23 home runs and 86 RBIs. The home-run total is one off his career high and his RBIs match a career best.
In five career seasons, Albies is a .274 hitter with an .802 OPS to go along with 83 home runs and 291 RBIs.
–Field Level Media