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Jair Jurrjens unlikely to pitch for Braves again this season

Sep 13, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT

Jair Jurrjens AP

Jair Jurrjens is still trying to come back from a bone bruise in his right knee, but David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution writes that “the odds are long and he knows it.”

Jurrjens is able to play catch while wearing a brace on the knee, but hasn’t been cleared to throw off a mound yet and “hung his head” when asked about a potential return timetable.

O’Brien reports that Jurrjens opted against receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his knee because that would make it harder for him to recognize pain and potentially increase the risk of further injury, which the 25-year-old didn’t want to risk.

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Sep 13, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Feelin’ down :(

    Need a pick-me-up :/

    Yay :)

  2. Francisco (FC) - Sep 13, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Sorry to read that, Jurrjens is a great competitor.

  3. somekat - Sep 13, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Looks like the Braves season has fizzled. Without Jurrjens, their rotation is very average, and their offense is far from spectacular. With the Cards on fire lately, and the Braves in a slump, we may wind up with an actual race for the wild card, something I would of never predicted a few weeks ago.
    It’s ashame, I like Jurrjens. I don’t think he’s as good as many people make him out to be, and more than Jimenez is as good as he pitched last year, but he’s still a very good, young pitcher, hopefully they are right and this does not effect him in the long term.

    • frenchysplatediscipline - Sep 13, 2011 at 3:39 PM

      Their rotation is very average? Do you even watch baseball? Name another team that can lose it’s 2 top starters and compete the way the Braves have? With Hanson and Jurrjens out the Braves have played extremely well. Minor, Beachy, and other youngsters have filled in better than one could have imagined. Last I checked the team’s RISP wouldn’t be any better with those two back in the rotation.

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