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Martin Prado’s Recovery Coming Around, Still No Return Date Set

June 21st, 2011 at 9:30 AM
By Cody Fields

Atlanta Braves left fielder Martin Prado is inching toward a recovery and has been in the clubhouse the last few days, reports.

Prado has lost some weight and strength since being diagnosed with a staph infection in his leg on June 9. Though he was bedridden the first few days, Prado has been cleared to do upper body workouts in order to regain the lost strength.

"It's getting better every day," Braves general manager Frank Wren said. "But it's just a wait-and-see kind of thing. You just have wait for that thing to close up and heal before you can take it to that next step … I don't know if there is any way to really predict how fast anybody is going to heal."

Prado will not be allowed to resume baseball activities until the incision doctors made to clean out the infection closes. The incision in the procedure is generally left open to avoid incubating further infection.

Prado will more than likely miss the rest of the month, because he will probably need some minor league rehab games.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Martin Prado, staph infection

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