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Ryan Braun diagnosed with strained oblique

Apr 28, 2014, 6:40 PM EDT

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When Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun left Saturday’s game against the Cubs, he was initially diagnosed with a slight intercostal strain. However, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that he underwent an MRI yesterday which revealed a strained oblique.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said yesterday that Braun was expected to miss 3-5 days, but it’s unclear whether the updated diagnosis will change the tentative timeline. We’ve seen on countless occasions that oblique injuries are very unpredictable, so there’s still a chance he could end up on the disabled list if he doesn’t see improvement soon.

The Brewers will be using a depleted lineup against Michael Wacha and the Cardinals tonight, as they are also missing shortstop Jean Segura after he suffered a deep gash under his right eye when he was accidentally hit by a warm-up swing from Braun during Saturday’s game. He required plastic surgery as a result and will likely miss a few more days.

  1. strangebrew22 - Apr 28, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    I don’t think Segura received plastic surgery. I believe he received stitches from a plastic surgeon. But plastic surgery makes Braun sound like even more of a villain, so that’s pretty funny.

    • asimonetti88 - Apr 28, 2014 at 6:58 PM

      I have no idea what procedures were or weren’t done on Segura, but some plastic surgeons do perform “reconstructive” surgery, for lack of a better term. For example if there were any broken bones in his face.

    • spudchukar - Apr 28, 2014 at 7:26 PM

      Seems to be conflicting reports. Earlier today reports were that Segura would need plastic surgery to repair his eye injury, but I cannot confirm that, with a perfunctory search.

  2. DelawarePhilliesFan - Apr 28, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Soooooo…they both got injured on that swing?

  3. racksie - Apr 28, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    I think there is something he can take to help speed the recovery.

  4. greej1938l - Apr 28, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Haters will hate

    • stercuilus65 - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:31 PM

      Idiots will idiate!

      • beermakers - Apr 28, 2014 at 11:25 PM

        Potatoes gonna Po-Tate

  5. musketmaniac - Apr 28, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    The brewers started out on fire, this is just a little rain on the campfire. We won’t see grey smoke until the bullpen completely falls apart. Mid may is my prediction.

  6. johnnysoda - Apr 28, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Well, both Harper & Braun are on my fantasy team, so this is not good.

    And yes, I know no one cares. I just needed a place to vent.

  7. imnotyourbuddyguy - Apr 28, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    Has Braun accused the MRI of being an anti-Semitic Cubs fan yet?

    • koufaxmitzvah - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:25 PM

      Dead horses are fun to beat. Beat off, oh mighty truth seeker of hyperbole.

  8. lamarrac - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Who is he blaming for this?

  9. mrlaloosh - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Back to the cream.

  10. stercuilus65 - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Hmmm he seems to be suffering an awful lot of injuries since that positive test. Nah there couldn’t be a connection could there… ?

  11. beermakers - Apr 28, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Oh all these injuries, he’s had must be somethng… or its just that time of year where oblique strains are a bit more common…

  12. hwkeycubronco - Apr 28, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Rub some roads on it and get back in there. There’s no cheating in baseball Braun.

    • hwkeycubronco - Apr 28, 2014 at 11:37 PM

      Roids dawn auto correct

  13. jimmyt - Apr 29, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    Cheater.

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