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WATCH: Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. carted off after scary knee injury

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Ronald Acuna Jr.
Jun 29, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) singles against the New York Mets during the fifth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. was carted off the field during Saturday’s game after suffering a knee injury while attempting to make a catch in right field.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, Miami Marlins infielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. drilled a liner towards the wall in right field. Acuna Jr. tried to make a leaping grab on the play but missed the ball and came down awkwardly on his right leg.

Acuna Jr. remained on the ground for several moments as the ball rolled away and teammates rushed over. As Chisholm Jr. scored on an inside-the-park homer, Atlanta’s star outfielder was attended to by several players.

  • Ronald Acuna Jr. stats: .281 batting average, 24 home runs, 52 RBIs, 16 steals and .985 OPS

The 23-year-old attempted to stand under his own power but almost immediately went back to the ground, grabbing at his right knee. A few moments later, trainers called for assistance and the All-Star slugger left the field on a cart.

Abraham Almonte took over in right field with the Braves leading 5-3 on Saturday. The team will likely provide an initial update on the Ronald Acuna Jr. injury after the game, but test results may not provide a clear diagnosis until Sunday.