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Jordan Schafer Out Four More Weeks with Fractured Ankle

July 12th, 2013 at 10:11 PM
By Cody Fields

An MRI on the injured ankle of Atlanta Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer revealed a stress fracture, general manager Frank Wren told Fox Sports South Friday. He will miss at least four more weeks.

The break is an intraosseous stress fracture, and Wren said it didn't appear on two previous X-rays and wouldn't have shown up until now regardless.

“If we had (taken an) MRI at the time of the injury, this fracture would not have shown up,” Wren said on ajc.com. “It’s the type thing that over time, you get a better sense of it. It’s one of those strange situations.”

An intraosseous fracture generally takes about six weeks to heal, and Schafer is about two and a half weeks into that. He will be restricted to non-load bearing activities for the bulk of that time.

Schafer originally injured the ankle by fouling a ball off it on June 26 against the Kansas City Royals. He sat for a week before making two pinch-hit at-bats, but Wren believes those didn't further injure the ankle.

Atlanta is already shorthanded in the outfield. Jason Heyward tweaked a hamstring Thursday, B.J. Upton had to leave with an adductor strain Friday and Justin Upton left with some kind of leg injury Friday.

 

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