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Category: ‘Injuries’

Tim Hudson Throws Light Bullpen, Targets May 1 Return
March 11th, 2012 at 9:41 PM
Tim Hudson went through a light bullpen session on Sunday and is optimistic that he can return to the Atlanta Braves by May 1 "at the latest," Dave O'Brien reports. ***PHOTO1*** The light bullpen session meant that the catcher never even went into a squat, and Hudson will fly back to Atlanta...

Arodys Vizcaino Sidelined with Elbow Inflammation
March 11th, 2012 at 3:37 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino had a Tommy John scare in 2010; he is now hoping his latest incident is only a scare after developing pain in his throwing elbow. ***PHOTO1*** The 21-year-old has not pitched since experiencing pain in his elbow March 3 against the Detroit Tigers. An MRI a few days...

Tommy Hanson Schedule to Make Spring Debut Sunday
March 9th, 2012 at 8:42 AM
After sustaining a Grade 1 concussion in a one-car accident on Feb. 20, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson will finally make his first Spring Training start on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays in a split-squad game. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson threw his first live batting practice on Tuesday, and Fredi Gonzalez said...

Chipper Jones Scratched from Lineup, Freddie Freeman Breaks Car Window During BP
March 5th, 2012 at 8:41 PM
Atlanta Braves fans have nothing to worry about with Chipper Jones, Fredi Gonzalez insists, even though he was scratched from Monday's lineup with a sore leg. ***PHOTO1*** Gonzalez said that Jones is just being eased into things during Spring Training, especially with the fact that he will turn 40 soon. The whole...

Freddie Freeman “Pleased” After Batting Practice Session
March 3rd, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Freddie Freeman was out to prove to the Atlanta Braves that his right knee was not bothering him on Saturday as he took some aggressive cuts in batting practice at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex before their Grapefruit League opener. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves are being understandably cautious with Freeman, who...

Freddie Freeman Has No Issues with Injured Knee
March 2nd, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Freddie Freeman may be out up to two weeks with his subluxed patella, but the Atlanta Braves first baseman had no problems jogging around the main field at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. ***PHOTO1*** Freeman wore a knee brace and was only supposed to walk around the field a couple of...

Freddie Freeman Feels Better About Injured Knee
February 29th, 2012 at 9:16 PM
Freddie Freeman may have scared Atlanta Braves fans Tuesday when he injured his right knee, but he was hobbling around the clubhouse unaided Wednesday. ***PHOTO1*** Freeman said he felt his kneecap momentarily pop out of place digging a throw in the dirt on Tuesday. He was then diagnosed with a subplexed right...

Freddie Freeman Out up to Two Weeks with Hurt Knee
February 29th, 2012 at 12:23 AM
The Atlanta Braves may have a healthy Jair Jurjens, but they cannot seem to get away from weird injuries this Spring Training. After Tommy Hanson's run-in with his steering wheel last week, Freddie Freeman has injured his knee during Tuesday's workout while working on pick-off plays. ***PHOTO1*** Freeman's kneecap decided to to...

Tommy Hanson Strong in Last Workout, Should Return Tuesday
February 28th, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Tommy Hanson was able to push himself more in conditioning drills Monday and should be cleared to return to Spring Training with the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** "Everything felt really good," Hanson said. "I felt really strong and no headaches. So I'm good. ... The sooner I get out there, the...

Jair Jurrjens Working Out Without Knee Pain
February 28th, 2012 at 8:23 AM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens has worked out for the first week of Spring Training without the knee pain that has plagued him for the last two seasons. ***PHOTO1*** Braves.com reports that Jurrjens' lack of pain is due to knee specialist Dr. Richard Steadman fitting him with a brace that helps...

Tommy Hanson Returns to Field After Auto Accident
February 26th, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson returned to the field Sunday after last he was in a one-car accident last Monday. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson, who has been out with a mild concussion after he blew out a tire on the way to Spring Training, did some light throwing at Champion Stadium while supervised...

Tommy Hanson Rides Stationary Bike as Concussion Symptoms Subside
February 24th, 2012 at 8:54 PM
Tommy Hanson rode a stationary bike for about 10 minutes and said he felt fine on Friday, Mark Bowman reports. ***PHOTO1*** Fredi Gonzalez said Hanson's activity levels will gradually increase over the next few days, but it will still probably be Monday when Hanson returns to the field. Bowman also reports that while...

Jack Wilson Strains Calf, Out 4-6 Weeks
February 24th, 2012 at 7:50 PM
Atlanta Braves shortstop Jack Wilson will be out four to six weeks and will likely miss the first two weeks of the regular season after he strained his calf while working out with Tyler Pastornicky in California. ***PHOTO1*** Wilson, who was using crutches Friday at camp in Florida, strained his calf while...

Tommy Hanson Diagnosed with Mild Concussion
February 21st, 2012 at 7:46 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson has been diagnosed with a mild concussion after his one-car accident on Monday. He is not expected to miss much time. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson was diagnosed with a Grade 1 concussion, the least severe possible, and will be evaluated after resting for 48 hours. He will ease...

Tim Hudson, Peter Moylan Showing Patience in Rehab
February 19th, 2012 at 8:21 PM
Atlanta Braves pitchers Tim Hudson and Peter Moylan are both attempting to return from surgeries within the past few months, but neither will be rushing onto the field. ***PHOTO1*** Hudson, who finally underwent a spinal fusion surgery on Nov. 28 that he had been putting off, reported to Spring Training with the...

Tommy Hanson Looks to Healthy Start at Spring Training
February 7th, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Tommy Hanson missed almost all of the last two months of the 2011 season that saw the Atlanta Braves complete one of the biggest collapses in history, but anticipates being at full strength when Spring Training begins. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson was sidelined with shoulder pain for the rest of the season after his...

Tim Hudson, Even with a Bad Back, Among League’s Best
November 30th, 2011 at 12:12 AM
Prior to his surgical procedure on Monday, Atlanta Braves starter Tim Hudson had played the past two seasons with a herniated disc in his back. Let's see how he stacked up against other elite National League pitchers. Pitcher W-L ERA Opp. Avg. Innings Tim Hudson 33-19 3.02 .232 443 2/3 Cliff Lee 29-17 2.77 .234 445 Tim Lincecum 29-24 3.08 .232 429 1/3 Clayton Kershaw* 34-15 2.57 .210 437 2/3 Roy Halladay* 40-16 2.40 .241 484 1/3 With the last two...

Tim Hudson Has Back Surgery, Should Be Fine for Spring Training
November 28th, 2011 at 8:09 PM
Atlanta Braves ace Tim Hudson underwent successful surgery for a herniated disc in his back on Monday. Doctors say Hudson should be ready in time for Spring Training. ***PHOTO1*** The 36-year-old veteran had been trying to avoid going under the knife by strengthening his back during the offseason, but general manager Frank...

MRI Shows Jason Heyward Will not Require Surgery
October 11th, 2011 at 11:16 PM
While gaining distance from a severe sophomore slump, an MRI revealed that Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward had no structural damage in his troublesome right shoulder and will not require surgery. ***PHOTO1*** Heyward's shoulder began bothering him in mid-March, and he eventually went on the disabled list in May for three weeks....

Injuries Made a Big Impact on Atlanta Braves Late-Season Collapse
October 9th, 2011 at 5:03 PM
With the majority of the blame for the Atlanta Braves late-season collapse attributed to a lack of hitting and some poor pitching performances, some of the blame for the Braves missing the post season can be placed on something out of the team's control: injuries to key players. ***PHOTO1*** Of the injured...