Found August 23, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Jason Heyward
TEAMS: Atlanta Braves
Jason Heyward underwent surgery on Thursday to repair a fractured jaw he suffered when he was hit by a Jon Niese pitch in Wednesday's night game.  Heyward had two metal plates inserted into his jaw and his recovery time could see him return to the lineup by late September. As reported by Mark Bowman of MLB.com, The Braves have not released a definitive timetable. The team is hopeful that Heyward will be available in late September during the final playoff push. If he isn't available by late September, he should be available when the postseason arrives. The fact that Heyward did not have his jaw wired shut was very encouraging to manager Fred Gonzalez. "We're just hoping he gets a speedy recovery," Gonzalez said. "All I know is by not having it wired shut, he can keep the weight on." There is no word as of yet when Heyward will be able to resume on field activities.  When he does so, he will have to play in simulated games or play in some Instructional League games. In Heyward's absence, Gonzalez will play Juston Upton in right field, Jordan Schafer and B.J. Upton in center field, and Evan Gattis will man left field on a regular basis.  Joey Terdoslavich should spell Gattis in left against tougher left handed starting pitchers. Heyward, in his fourth Major League season, is batting .253 with 13 home runs and 37 runs batted in.  Last year, he set a career high in home runs with 27 and in rbi's with 82.  He is a career .259 hitter with 72 home runs in 523 games.
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