X-rays on Freeman's finger were negative, meaning Freeman would not miss as much time as he had originally feared.
"I really don't know how I got out of there without any broken bones, but it's a great feeling," Freeman said. "I went in ready for the worst possible answer, and I came out with the best."
Freeman was injured when sliding into second base to break up a double by a throw from Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes on Wednesday.
"It's a freak play," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Looking at the video, he did what he's supposed to do. We teach guys when you slide to put your hands up so you won't get stepped on or hurt your fingers."
Freeman also had a sore thumb from being plunked and was quick to mention that he would keep his sliding technique the same, particularly since his hands could actually be hurt worse by being spiked.
"What a coincidence that my hands were up and I hurt my thumb," Freeman said. "It was one of those plays where my hand was in the wrong spot at the wrong time. I will slide like that again. That's how I slide, and I'm not going to change."
Freeman was held out of Thursday's game with the Marlins and hopes to be back in a couple of days.Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Freddie Freeman, MLB