The Atlanta Braves got a scare when Jason Heyward left Thursday's game with the Cincinnati Reds early with a strained right hamstring, but he was feeling better on Friday in an indication that he avoided any severe pulls or tears, ajc.com reports.
The Braves' plan is likely to rest Heyward for the rest of the series with the Reds and then allow him the All-Star break.
“I feel better today than I did last night,” Heyward said. “More flexibility in my hamstring, less pain, not as uncomfortable but there still is pain. It’s still really sore.”
Heyward pulled his hammy going first to third in the second inning on a single. He came out of the game immediately.
“If I feel great tomorrow then we’ll see about (Sunday) but right now the best thing to do is be cautious, knowing that there are four days coming up off with the All-Star break,” Heyward said. “It would be good to get this time to rest and come back and not worry about further hurting myself (by) coming back too soon.”
The unfortunate part about Heyward's injury is that he had hit .290 with five homers and 13 RBIs since June 3 after starting .153.
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