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Ronald Acuna Jr. Tears ACL: Out the Remainder of the 2021 Season


Ronald Acuna Jr. Tears ACL: Out the Remainder of the 2021 Season

On Saturday, July 10th, 2021 the Atlanta Braves young and highly talented right – handed outfielder, Ronald Acuna Jr., tore his right ACL while playing right field in the Atlanta Braves’ 5 to 4 win over their National League East divisional rivals in the Miami Marlins. Unfortunately for the Atlanta Braves as well as Acuna Jr. this injury is severe, and it will require surgery to repair his right ACL. The young ball player is going to will the rest of the 2021 Major League Baseball season, but hopefully for the Atlanta Braves and himself he will come back strong during the 2022 MLB regular season.

The Injury

Ronald ended up landing very awkwardly on his right leg following a play on the right filed warning track as he attempted to catch a line – drive ball put in play by the Miami Marlins’ Jazz Chisholm Jr. during the 5th inning of the Atlanta Braves’ victory over the Miami Marlins last Saturday night. Acuna Jr. slammed into the outfield wall in right field of Loan Depot Park located in Miami, Florida as he tried to make one of his signature amazing defensive web – gems, but during this heroic effort he crumbled to the ground of the warning track as he grabbed his right knee in pain immediately.

Acuna Jr. struggled to leave the game on his own two feet following this tragic play in which Chisholm Jr. of the Miami Marlins scored an in the park home run as Ronald fell to the ground as he suffered a bad as well as an extremely painful injury to his right knee. The medical staff at the ball park called for him to be carted off the playing field in order to receive immediate medical attention.

Following his test results the Atlanta Braves determined and announced that Ronald tore his right ACL, and the 23 year – old superstar will require surgery to repair his torn ACL. Acuna Jr. was instantaneously placed on the 60 – day injured list and he be forced to miss the remainder of the 2021 Major League Baseball season. The Atlanta Braves do expect him to make a full recovery, and he should be back in game action during the regular season of big – league ball next year assuming there are no major setbacks in his recovery.

Media Statements

"The only thing I can say is that I'm obviously going to put maximum effort to come back stronger than ever," Acuna JR. expressed through the Atlanta Braves’ interpreter, Franco Garcia, on a Zoom call on Sunday, July 11th, 2021. “If was giving 500 percent before, I'm about to start giving 1,000 percent. I knew something was wrong," Acuna said. "I guess I didn't understand the severity of it, until the doctor told me about it later on. Nothing I can do about it now. I can't control things I can't control."

"I think I'm a patient person and I think that's going to work in my favor," Acuna said. "Continue to work hard, trust the process of the rehab. Just continue to work hard. You get out what you put in. (Being selected) means a lot to me," Acuna Jr. goes on to say. "In that same sense, those fans who went out and voted for me, they deserve it as much as I did. I wouldn't be here without them."

"When I got the news (about the ACL), I was really sad. I love to play and that's what I want to do, to be able to play. I'm really sad and disappointed for the team. I know they need me and I want to be there for them, to help contribute. I have the utmost confidence in my teammates to go out and produce, and I know they'll do great," Acuna Jr. explained.

Ronald Acuna Jr.’s Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • 2 Time MLB All – Star (2019, 2021)
  • 2 Time All – MLB Second Team (2019, 2020)
  • National League Rookie of the Year (2018)
  • 2 Time Silver Slugger Award (2019, 2020)
  • National League Stolen Base Leader (2019)
  • Member of the MLB 30 – 30 Club (2019)

Current MLB Standings (as of Wednesday, July 14th, 2021)

American League East

Boston Red Sox 55 – 36 0 Games Behind

Tampa Bay Rays 53 – 37 1.5 Games Behind

Toronto Blue Jays 45 – 42 8 Games Behind

New York Yankees 46 – 43 8 Games Behind

Baltimore Orioles 28 – 61 26 Games Behind

American League Central

Chicago White Sox 54 – 35 0 Games Behind

Cleveland Indians 45 – 42 8 Games Behind

Detroit Tigers 40 – 51 15 Games Behind

Minnesota Twins 39 – 50 15 Games Behind

Kansas City Royals 36 – 53 18 Games Behind

American League West

Houston Astros 55 – 36 0 Games Behind

Oakland Athletics 52 – 40 3.5 Games Behind

Seattle Mariners 48 – 43 7 Games Behind

Los Angeles Angels 45 – 44 9 Games Behind

Texas Rangers 35 – 55 19.5 Games Behind

National League East

New York Mets 47 – 40 0 Games Behind

Philadelphia Phillies 44 – 44 3.5 Games Behind

Atlanta Braves 44 – 45 4 Games Behind

Washington Nationals 42 – 47 6 Games Behind

Miami Marlins 39 – 50 9 Games Behind

National League Central

Milwaukee Brewers 53 – 39 0 Games Behind

Cincinnati Reds 48 – 42 4 Games Behind

Chicago Cubs 44 – 46 8 Games Behind

St. Louis Cardinals 44 – 46 8 Games Behind

Pittsburgh Pirates 34 – 56 18 Games Behind

National League West

San Francisco Giants 57 – 32 0 Games Behind

Los Angeles Dodgers 56 – 35 2 Games Behind

San Diego Padres 53 – 40 6 Games Behind

Colorado Rockies 40 – 51 18 Games Behind

Arizona Diamondbacks 26 – 66 32.5 Games Behind

Odds to Win the MLB 2021 World Series

According to Bovada sportsbook below are the odds to win the MLB 2021 World Series as of Wednesday, July 14th, 2021. Currently the Atlanta Braves have the overall 13th highest odds to win it all for this exciting 162 game regular season of Major League Baseball in addition to the 2021 MLB playoffs.

Team                                                   Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers                            +350
Houston Astros                                      +500
Chicago White Sox                                +700
San Diego Padres                                 +700
New York Mets                                      +900
Boston Red Sox                                   +1000
San Francisco Giants                           +1000
Milwaukee Brewers                             +1200
Tampa Bay Rays                                 +1200
Oakland Athletics                                 +1800
New York Yankees                               +2200
Toronto Blue Jays                               +2200
Atlanta Braves                                     +4000
Philadelphia Phillies                            +5000
Cleveland Indians                                +5500
Seattle Mariners                                  +6000
Chicago Cubs                                      +6600
Cincinnati Reds                                    +6600
Los Angeles Angels                              +6600
St. Louis Cardinals                               +6600
Washington Nationals                          +6600
Minnesota Twins                                  +20000
Kansas City Royals                              +25000
Miami Marlins                                      +25000
Baltimore Orioles                                +100000
Colorado Rockies                               +100000
Detroit Tigers                                       +100000
Pittsburgh Pirates                                +100000
Texas Rangers                                    +100000
Arizona Diamondbacks                       +150000



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“United States, MLB Futures, MLB 2021 World Series: To Win Outright”, bovada.lv, Sportsbook. July 14, 2021.On