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MLB’s Ronald Acuña Jr. set to return for Opening Day after knee injury scare

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 5, 2024
Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves outfielder, likely to be fit for Opening Day despite meniscus irritation

Ronald Acuña Jr. is expected to be ready for Opening Day after being diagnosed with irritation in the meniscus of his right knee. The injury occurred during a game against the Minnesota Twins and despite remaining in the game until the fifth inning and participating in pregame batting practice the following day, Acuña experienced soreness and was scratched from the lineup. An MRI revealed the extent of the injury.

Interestingly, this is not the first time that Acuña has suffered an injury to his knee. In 2021, he underwent surgery for a torn ACL on his same knee, which caused him to miss the second half of that season. However, Acuña made history last year by becoming the first player in MLB history to achieve 40 home runs and 70 stolen bases in a season, earning him unanimous NL MVP honors and making him the consensus No. 1-ranked player in 2024 fantasy baseball drafts.

To ensure that he is fully prepared for Opening Day, Acuña saw Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles who stated that he will gradually increase baseball activities leading up to March 28th against Philadelphia Phillies. With this news, fans are excited to see what Acuña can do on the field again this season.

By Samantha Johnson

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