Atlanta Braves star outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. left Thursday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays with an apparent left ankle injury.
Acuña, who leads the majors in home runs, suffered the injury in the seventh inning while running to first base on a ground ball. He landed awkwardly on his left foot after passing the first base pad and immediately fell to the ground in pain.
After being examined by the Braves’ medical staff, Acuña eventually limped off the field on his own. The Braves have not officially announced a diagnosis of Acuña’s injury.
Acuña, 23, opened the bottom of the first inning with his 12th homer of the season, leading in the majors. The former All-Star and NL Rookie of the Year also leads the Braves in batting average (.302), RBIs (24) and stolen bases (6).