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Atlanta Braves star Marcell Ozuna says he’ll miss six weeks with finger injury

May 25, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Marcell Ozuna (20) lays on the field with an injury after being tagged out at third during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna said on social media Wednesday that he will need six weeks to recover from an injury he sustained to his fingers in Tuesday night’s game.

Ozuna, 30, dislocated his left ring and middle fingers when sliding into third base during the Braves’ win at the Boston Red Sox.

Braves manager Brian Snitker said after the game that the team was sending Ozuna back to Atlanta so its hand specialist could give the injury a look.

Prior to the injury Tuesday, Ozuna had played in all 48 of Atlanta’s games this season. In his second season with the Braves and his ninth in the majors, Ozuna owns a .213 batting average with seven home runs, 26 RBIs and 21 runs.

Ozuna finished sixth in National League MVP voting in 2020 and is a two-time All-Star.

–Field Level Media