Devastating Blow To The Braves As Ronald Acuna Suffers Major Injury

Ronald Acuna missed close to a calendar year three seasons ago when he tore his right ACL. After an injury on Sunday, an MRI has confirmed an identical diagnosis—this time on his left knee. He will miss the rest of the 2024 season. A devastating blow to the Braves.

The MRI revealed a complete tear of the ACL. Originally, after his left knee buckled during a baserunning incident in the first inning of Sunday's game, Acuna said the new injury felt more like the sprained ACL he suffered in 2018, and he didn't feel the "pop" he felt the last time he tore the ligament. 

The reigning National League MVP was off to a bit of a slow start to the season, batting .246 with just four home runs and a .704 OPS, but his absence from the Braves lineup — and from baseball in general — is devastating. 

Acuna feels terrible about going down again, naturally, and posting on X his apology to Braves fans with one simple word and two heartbreaking emojis: