Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. celebrates a home run. Sep 2, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) celebrates after hitting a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Hui-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves caught a case of the “Sunday Scaries” this weekend. Ronald Acuña Jr., the National League’s Most Valuable Player in 2023, went down with what looked like a brutal and devastating injury.

Acuña Jr. went down with a non-contact injury during the Braves’ matchup vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.

Acuña hurt himself in non-contact fashion, which caused many around the MLB world to panic.

Fortunately, it seems like Acuña is doing okay. After the game, the 2023 NL MVP addressed reporters and seemed to calm any nerves about the situation.

He explained that the discomfort he felt was more like the discomfort he felt back in 2018, and less like when he missed significant time a few years ago. Mark Bowman posted that “he wouldn’t be surprised if he misses a month.”

The Braves are in a competitive NL East, with the Philadelphia Philies leading the charge. If Atlanta is without Acuña for even a month, it might prove difficult. But the Braves have talent everywhere. And even if it’s just a month, that’s better than the worst-case scenario.

The MLB world had much to say on the update about Ronald Acuña Jr.

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