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Martin Prado done for season with hip pointer and torn oblique

Sep 28, 2010, 8:31 PM EDT

Quick, somebody check on Craig, because the road just got much tougher for the Braves.

The team announced his evening that Martin Prado will miss the remainder of the 2010 season, including a potential playoff run, after an MRI revealed a hip pointer and a torn oblique muscle. He will need two months of rest in order to rehab the injuries.

Prado suffered the initial injury while attempting to make a diving catch in the fourth inning last night, though he didn’t end up leaving the game until an awkward swing in the fifth inning. It’s fair to say that the oblique injury may have stemmed from the latter. Bobby Cox said last night that Prado would likely be out “for a while,” but this is just about the worst news possible.

The Braves are still in pretty decent shape for the Wild Card, but this obviously isn’t the way they drew it up. Instead of Chipper Jones at third and Martin Prado at second base, they will now have to forge ahead with Brooks Conrad and Omar Infante.

  1. Proudly Canadian - Sep 28, 2010 at 8:42 PM

    I have never heard of Prado.

  2. JBerardi - Sep 28, 2010 at 8:56 PM

    I’ve never heard of a hip pointer.

  3. Old Gator - Sep 28, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    It’s a duck hunter’s dog who smokes weed.
    .
    Anyway, Craig can rest easy tonight at least, because thanks to some atrocious managerial judgment in sticking with a starter who was so obviously tiring that someone had left a body snatcher pod next to the mound, the Bravos filleted the Feesh yet again. More on this tomorrow under ATH.

  4. The Steve Jeltz Experiment - Sep 28, 2010 at 10:34 PM

    Craig should pay you for providing a teaser for ATH. Then again, considering the injury to Prado, perhaps we should let it slide while he mourns. At this rate, the Braves may need to call Bob Horner to play third (hey, he’s only a few years older than Jamie Moyer).

  5. BC - Sep 29, 2010 at 9:28 AM

    Ow.

  6. BC - Sep 29, 2010 at 9:31 AM

    According to the Brent Morrison Golf Academy (http://www.brentmorrisongolf.com), “In your finish the clubface will be pointing to the sky and your elbows will be out in front of your body pointing at your hip bones.”
    So maybe he just played too much golf?

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