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MLB - US Sports: Another injury concern for Acuna Jr

Ronald Acuna Jr has suffered yet another injury setback after missing the Atlanta Braves clash with the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.

Acuna is 14/1 to win the National League Most Valuable Player and while the Braves haven't put him on the injured list, they have said it's day-to-day at present.

Latest setback may be minor

Just when it appeared that Acuna Jr had fully recovered from a groin injury following knee surgery last year, the 24-year-old was scratched from the line-up against the Phillies with right quad tightness.

The team management are keeping their star player under cotton wool because of his injury concerns in recent times.

When Acuna arrived at the game he was feeling a sore right hamstring, he tested it out by running the bases, he had been scheduled to be the designated hitter, however Braves management under precaution, scratched him from the game.

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Injuries continue to flare up

Acuna missed five games last week with a sore left groin. The sore groin discomfort came just developed just ten games after his return from a torn right ACL.

He has hit .292 with two home runs, eight stolen bases and a .846 OPS in the 17 games he has played since being activated from the injured list at the end of April.

Travis Demeritte took Acuna's place in right and batted ninth going 0-4 in the team's 8-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Braves are looking for the sweep of Philadelphia on Thursday as Kyle Wright (4-2, 2.49 ERA) takes to the mound.

He'll be up against Phillies ace Aaron Nola (1-4, 3.96 ERA) at Truist Park, Atlanta.

The Braves are second in the National League East Division with a 21-23 record, seven games back from leaders, New York Mets.

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