Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons hurdles San Diego Padres' Justin Upton while relaying to first to complete a double play while umpire Cory Blaser watches in the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Photo: Lenny Ignelzi
Photo: Lenny Ignelzi

Knee injury not serious for Braves shortstop Simmons

Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was out of the lineup for a second straight game on Monday but does not have a serious knee injury, manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

“The doctors checked him out and nothing is structurally damaged, which that was nice news to hear,” Gonzalez said.

Simmons worked out with the team before they played the Rockies on Monday at Turner Field. Gonzalez said he would be available to play in the game and would be back in the lineup on Tuesday.

Simmons suffered the injury while sliding into third base on Saturday at the Cubs. Pedro Ciriaco has started both games in his place.

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