Ryan Braun sprains knee, ankle after crashing into wall
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is day-to-day with a sprained knee and ankle after crashing into an outfield wall at Wrigley Field in a game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.
Braun was injured in the fourth inning of the nightcap of a doubleheader when he slid into a padded wall along the leftfield line trying to catch a foul ball.
"I think, all things considered, it's the best-case scenario," Braun said. "We'll know more [Wednesday] when we see how swollen it is in the morning. If it's really swollen, then we might end up getting an MRI. But MCL, ACL, all that stuff, is all intact. That's a good thing. I feel fortunate."
Brewers starting pitcher Chase Anderson was also injured during the game, and had faced only two batters when he was hit in the quadriceps by a ball hit by Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant.
It is not know if Braun, who is batting .325 with 22 home runs and 65 RBIs this season, will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's night game against Chicago.
"I hit the wall hard," Braun said. "I slid quite a bit later than I should have, but obviously the ball wasn't foul by very much, so I didn't have a choice. I've played here enough to know there's not a lot of foul territory. As I slid, I kind of got stuck and my knee twisted a little bit. It didn't feel good."
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