It’s the last thing the Milwaukee Brewers wanted to hear, but beat writer Adam McCalvy says slugger Ryan Braun could be out for a month, if not more, thanks to his injured thumb.
A second opinion of Ryan Braun’s painful right hand injury confirmed the original diagnosis but raised the likelihood of a much longer stint on the disabled list to allow the issue to heal.
The hope when Braun was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his career that it would be a minimum stay, making him eligible as early as Tuesday against the Cubs at Miller Park. That remains an outside possibility, but the more likely scenario after Braun’s visit with hand specialist Don Sheridan in Phoenix has him taking more time — as long as a month — to allow healing time for a bruise and an inflamed nerve near his right thumb.
It’s just another downer for Braun who has already been dealing with a potential suspension stemming from the Biogenesis case.