Braves' Johan Camargo reacts after an injury during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Photo: Matt Slocum/AP
Photo: Matt Slocum/AP

Johan Camargo leaves game early due to injury

Camargo, in his second at-bat of the night, fouled off a Zach Eflin pitch that bounced off his lower right knee. Camargo was helped off the field by two trainers and left the game, replaced by Rafael Ortega.

The Braves announced it was a right shin contusion for Camargo. He’s day-to-day. Camargo was on crutches in the clubhouse afterwards, but he avoided a serious injury.

“I’m grateful that everything came out OK,” Camargo said via team interpreter Franco Garcia. “Initially, it was the pain and the shock that happened and it was an emotional moment for me. Thankfully everything is OK and we’ll take it day-by-day.”

It’ll be at least a couple days before Camargo will run around, manager Brian Snitker said, but he was relieved Camargo was OK.

Even in a down year, Camargo is a valuable player capable of playing all over the field. He’s hit .234 with seven homers and 32 RBIs while playing sparingly this season.

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