Slugger Ryan Braun is having a little bit of an issue this afternoon as his first place Brewers do battle with the Cincinnati Reds. Per the team’s official Twitter, the right fielder was forced to exit the game in the second inning due to low back spasms.
Braun is considered day-to-day until such time as a further determination can be made about the extent of his physical problems.
Braun is no stranger to injury this year, having suffered an oblique problem that landed him on the DL for much of the month of May. Overall this season Braun is hitting .289/.341/.509 with 11 HR and 49 RBI.
It’s too early to guess whether the low back spasms might in some way be related to the oblique issue, but they’re in the same general area of the body so I suppose it’s possible. But then again I’m not a doctor. And I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn last night either.
No word yet on what injections or other medical solutions Braun might resort to in order to deal with this issue. I recommend that he sleep on his stomach or maybe get himself one of those things where you hang upside down from the ceiling. Those can really stretch out the back muscles, I’m told.