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Jordan Schafer diagnosed with stress fracture in foot

Jul 13, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

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The Braves were hoping to get outfielder Jordan Schafer back from a right foot injury immediately following the All-Star break, but it turns out they’ll be waiting much longer than originally expected.

Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that an MRI taken on Schafer’s foot yesterday revealed a stress fracture. Known as an intraosseous fracture, Braves general manager Frank Wren said it did not show up on either of the two X-rays taken in previous weeks. He originally suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off his foot on June 26.

“If we had (taken an) MRI at the time of the injury, this fracture would not have shown up,” Wren said. “It’s the type thing that over time, you get a better sense of it. It’s one of those strange situations.”

This type of fracture usually takes about six weeks to heal, but Schafer is already over two weeks into the process. This means he could be back by mid-August if all goes well. Still, it a tough blow for a team which has seen Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton, and Justin Upton all leave with injuries over the past two days. The Braves plan to call up Jose Constanza today as a stopgap. Meanwhile, Evan Gattis played in his first rehab game last night and should be back when the second half begins.

  1. Shafer's Dealer - Jul 13, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    It’s peanut butter cup time!
    Peanut butter cup time!
    Peanut butter cup time!

    Call me.

  2. sportsfan18 - Jul 13, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    I’m a Braves fan, but I think it might be a blessing to have anyone else playing the outfield for the Braves than the Uptons and Heyward with the way they’ve not been swinging the lumber this year.

    Collectively, the 3 of them are hitting .222 combined this year.

    Chris Davis with his 35 HR’s has more than the 3 of them combined do with 31.

    Let’s not even talk about their combined slugging and OPS…

    Or the amount of times the Upton brothers have struck out…

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