"I think he hit a nerve or something when he fouled it off there. He lost feeling in it. That’s why we had to carry him. But they said he walked to the X-ray, was jumping on it, wasn’t feeling too bad.”
Snitker said the foul ball struck Acuna “right by his ankle bone.” The manager said he didn’t know “for sure” whether further tests, such as an MRI, would be required.
The Braves' Ronald Acuna grimaces as he is helped after fouling the ball off his left ankle during the fourth inning of a game against the Nationals in Washington on Friday. (AP photo)
Acuna, 22, has missed time previously this season with wrist and hamstring injuries. He has a .280 batting average with 11 home runs, 22 RBIs and a team-leading 1.088 OPS in 32 games.