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And the hamstring injuries keep rolling right along. In addition to Matt Holliday having to be lifted with a hamstring problem, Jason Heyward left last night's game with what is being called hamstring strain. The Atlanta Braves and Heyward can only hope the strain is minor.
Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Heyward feels like he is not hurt badly. He feels like the hamstring injury is not serious. However, it's one thing to feel that way, but another to prove it medically. But it's a good sign.
“We’ll evaluate again tomorrow of course, but right now I don’t think it’ll be DL,” Heyward said. “I think the fact that nothing is torn, nothing was pulled, I think I’ll be OK to just have some rest and get it worked out.”
The results of an MRI will likely determine whether the Braves place Heyward on the DL or not. If the strain is minor, they will let him play. However, it's important to keep in mind that even minor strains can affect a player's performance and ability to play at a high level. Heyward may try to play through the injury and still land on the DL. It's a delicate road in which the team and the player have to walk.
Heyward has been injured off and on this season, but he has still managed to play in 66 games. He's struggled though. This season, Heyward is hitting .225/.323/.369 with seven home runs. That's a far cry from the player the Braves thought Heyward would be. After his rookie season, Atlanta thought they had the next big thing. Heyward finished second in Rookie of the Year voting and posted a 131 OPS+. In every year after, he has failed to even match his rookie season performance.
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