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Jason Heyward likely out until at least Thursday with oblique injury

May 1, 2012, 4:20 PM EDT

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Jason Heyward missed last night’s game with an oblique injury and he’s out of the Braves’ lineup again tonight, with David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reporting that the right fielder is “still a little sore.”

Heyward told O’Brien that he’s now aiming to return Thursday, but players are often proven to be way, way too optimistic when it comes to oblique injury timetables.

Prior to the injury Heyward was off to a solid start following an extremely disappointing 2011 season, hitting .273 with a .783 OPS and eight steals in 22 games.

  1. ame123 - May 1, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Jason seems to be made out of some soft stuff.

  2. xmatt0926x - May 2, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    Play it safe young man and stay out until Friday. Me being a Phillies fan and the Braves playing the Phillies through Thursday is meaningless. I just care. Call me a sensitive bastard. I dont care.

  3. foreverchipper10 - May 2, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Dude is 8-for-8 in SB’s this year. I never thought he would be that savvy on the basepaths. If this injury proves minor he should join the 20-20 maybe 25-25 club this season.

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