The Atlanta Braves have been hit hard with injuries but the hope is that the latest with Max Fried going to the IL isn’t a big issue.
Injuries have been plaguing the Atlanta Braves for two seasons now. Ronald Acuña Jr. missed the club’s World Series run, Mike Soroka has been trying mightily to get back on the field after two Achilles injuries, Adam Duvall is out for the rest of 2022, and Ozzie Albies is still not on the field. And that’s not even everything the team has been forced to deal with.
So it’d be understandable if fans were a little worried with the news that they got about another one of the Braves’ stars on Thursday.
Atlanta put their ace, southpaw Max Fried, on the 7-day IL on Thursday (retroactive to Monday, Aug. 8) with a concussion that he might’ve suffered in his last start.
Braves: Max Fried concussion and IL stint shouldn’t be a worry for now
During his start against the rival New York Mets, Fried fell awkwardly on his head while trying to make a play on a ball. He stayed in the game and finished his start after six innings, but reportedly has been dealing with concussion-like systems since.
That’s not good for the Braves, a team that just recently optioned Ian Anderson to Triple-A, but in the grand scheme of the injuries that this team has suffered through, it’s not the worst thing.
Concussions are not to be taken lightly and it could take a missed start or two for Fried to recover, but it shouldn’t be a lasting injury. As such, it’s not a reason for Braves fans to worry, at least for now. There is the chance that symptoms linger and that’s when things could get complicated but, as for now, fans in Atlanta can breathe easy about their star pitcher’s longterm health as they push towards defending their World Series crown.