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Freddie Freeman injures knee, likely to miss two weeks

Feb 28, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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Freddie Freeman reported to spring training in The Best Shape Of His Life, but the Braves’ first baseman is expected to sit out at least two weeks after injuring his right knee in this morning’s workout.

Mark Bowman of reports that “Freeman’s right knee popped out of place as he reached to pick a low throw at first base” and “he limped off the field and was still walking with a heavy limp as he made his way toward a photo shoot on Tuesday afternoon.”

Freeman told Bowman that he had a similar injury at Triple-A and ended up missing only a couple weeks, so there’s some optimism that he’ll be healthy in time for Opening Day.

Eric Hinske would seemingly be in line to step in at first base if needed, assuming it isn’t a major injury.

  1. hasbeen5 - Feb 28, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Knee didn’t get the BSOHL memo.

  2. Jonny 5 - Feb 28, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    I hope this doesn’t hurt his defense,,,,

  3. goforthanddie - Feb 28, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    A quick “SHAZAM!” and he’s all better.

  4. El Bravo - Feb 28, 2012 at 5:06 PM


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