Former MLB Wins Leader To Miss 2024 Season

While the AL East champion Atlanta Braves are now facing an uphill battle in their NLDS with the Philadelphia Phillies, their starting pitcher, and 2022 MLB Wins Leader, Kyle Wright, has an even bigger battle on his hands. He'll have shoulder surgery and won't be back until 2025. 

Braves manager Brian Snitker said that Wright will miss the entire 2024 season. The MRI showed perforations in the capsule of his right shoulder. Wright himself described the procedure as involving fixing those "holes" in the capsule and that it involves a long rehab, explaining his unavailability next year.

The 28-year-old has had a rough go of it this season in following up his 21-win year in 2022. He's only been able to start seven games for the Braves, and in nine total appearances he had a 6.97 ERA with a 1.83 WHIP. He obviously wasn't healthy all season. He's tried to pitch through the problem in an attempt to by available for the postseason, but that's off the table now.

Overall, he missed more than four months of the season with the shoulder trouble, and a cortisone shot in January failed to help the situation. He'll now head into a long rehab process, and hope to return in 2025. 

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