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Ryan Braun exits game with tightness in right side

May 22, 2014, 8:46 PM EDT

Ryan Braun AP AP

Some potentially troubling news for the Brewers here, as Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Ryan Braun left tonight’s game against the Braves after four innings due to tightness in his right side.

Braun just returned from the disabled list last week after being sidelined with a right oblique injury, so this isn’t a good sign. It’s possible that he could require another extended absence.

Braun went 0-for-2 before exiting tonight’s game and is batting .289/.328/.529 with seven home runs and 19 RBI over 31 games this season.

  1. stercuilus65 - May 22, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    Wow he never used to have all these problems. What has changed?

    • uwsptke - May 22, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      Actually, he’s struggled with oblique and intercostal muscle strains for most of his career.

      • tfbuckfutter - May 22, 2014 at 10:51 PM

        Then it sounds like he should start injecting between his toes instead of in his side.

  2. tfbuckfutter - May 22, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    He can always do “whatever it takes” to get back on the field and “help the team.”

    It’s totally normal for someone to have so many muscle problems all at once though.

    On an unrelated topic, does anyone else remember that time Mo Vaughn’s bicep just fell right the hell off the bone? That was also a completely weird and random injury.

    • sportsfan18 - May 23, 2014 at 7:02 AM

      Mo was experiencing roid rage… thought his bicep was a piece of chicken and he bit it off the bone…

      but they couldn’t write the article that way…

  3. rcali - May 22, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    He’s going to throw somebody under the bus for this, right? There has to be some low level trainer who didn’t warm him up or something that he’ll get fired. I know, I know, “thumbs down” Braun jersey owners.

  4. racksie - May 22, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    On the plus side, guys on the dl can not be tested while with the major league squad. So rehab assignment is out, I assume.

  5. racksie - May 22, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    And for the Braun defenders, it’s not like the guy didn’t bring all the snark and criticism on himself. He did. He has to wear it now. And he may have had these issues before, but always seemed to recover a lot faster. And they seem to be a lot more frequent.

  6. brewcrewfan54 - May 23, 2014 at 1:59 AM

    I can’t believe these jokes aren’t worn out to you guys yet. Yeah we all know he’s not a very great guy but the jokes are old. By the way, you also cheered for cheaters. I’m also tired of Braun always being hurt though.

    • jxegh - May 23, 2014 at 6:09 AM

      Not a great guy? He’s just a bad human being.

      • brewcrewfan54 - May 23, 2014 at 1:33 PM

        Yea thats what I said just using different words.

      • jxegh - May 23, 2014 at 4:27 PM

        No, you said he’s not a great guy. He’s a bad guy. Look, I can understand why he used steroids and move on. I can’t get past all the other crap.

    • racksie - May 23, 2014 at 4:52 PM

      I am very curious about who the cheaters are that I cheered for?

  7. yobagoya - May 23, 2014 at 3:38 AM

    Yeah, we probably all have cheered for a cheater at one point or another, but not for one that got caught twice, lied, threw other people under the bus and referred to himself as an artist, and we sure as he’ll weren’t stupid enough to give them a standing ovation in their first game back.

    • jimmyt - May 23, 2014 at 7:08 AM

      And played the anit-semite card. What a loser.

      • uwsptke - May 23, 2014 at 9:52 AM

        Do you have a quote for that, outside of Buster Olney’s “unnamed sources”?

  8. jimmyt - May 23, 2014 at 7:07 AM

    Rub a little cream, err, um, I mean dirt on it and get back in there.

  9. kastout11 - May 23, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    It is crazy how these little injuries did not occur until he stopped with the roids. I guess roids work.

    • brewcrewfan54 - May 23, 2014 at 1:36 PM

      That’s incorrect as he’s battled these injuries just about his whole career. Lets also not forget he is aging also.

      • racksie - May 23, 2014 at 4:57 PM

        Yes Braun is aging quite rapidly. I wonder what has changed….

  10. 9foldmuse - May 23, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Baseball is filled with chiselers…always has been and always will be. Fans tend to forgive the ones who are caught and quietly take their medicine.* The lingering contempt for Braun is due to the cowardly, vindictive and cynical actions he took to avoid punishment for an offense he clearly committed.

    * [as long as it's not the medicine that got 'em in trouble]

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