Ronald Acuna Jr. injured his right knee during the Warriors’ game against the Marlins in Miami on Saturday afternoon.
Acuna is tracking Marlins’ Jazz Chisholm’s attack to the right backcourt. He jumped up, but couldn’t catch it. The ball just passed Acuna’s outstretched glove and hit the bottom of the wall.
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Akuna fell, hit the wall, and couldn’t get up again.
The outfielder tried to leave the field on his own, but couldn’t. He returned to the turf and was eventually taken to the air-raid shelter by the Atlanta staff and into the locker room. He was obviously depressed.
The 23-year-old Akuna’s injury did not look good, and he was selected to his second All-Star team this week. At the time of writing, the Warriors have not yet provided an update on his condition.
MLB Twitter is of course worried about Acuna. After he was injured, it took some time to send him blessings.
terrible! ! ! Ronald Acuña Jr. jumped for a fly ball on the warning circuit in Miami and injured his right knee. He fell for a few minutes, but now limped off the court. pic.twitter.com/ISiJqm1deC
— Paul Byrd (@PaulByrd36) July 10, 2021
Watching Ronald Acuña Jr. crying is not what I was going to see today.
-Major League Baseball GIF (@MajorLeagueGIFs) July 10, 2021
I feel terrible. In his short career, Ronald Acuña Jr. has emerged from several injury scares or recovered quickly. Sincerely hope this is another of them. pic.twitter.com/2SqqZxwc7l
— Grant McCauley (@grantmcauley) July 10, 2021
Frankly speaking, Ronald Acuña Jr. can have my legs.
-Lindsey Crosby (@AuburnBanker) July 10, 2021
When the biggest star appears on the field, baseball is the best. Hope Ronald Acuna Jr. and the Warriors achieve the best results.pic.twitter.com/zLtWL4y9K3
-Nashville Stars⚾️ (@NashvilleStars) July 10, 2021
Hope that Ronald Acuña’s injury is not as serious as it seems. Just a few weeks ago, it seemed that Giannis had injured his knee and he was playing in the NBA Finals.
— Trent (@TrentD1313) July 10, 2021
Acuna entered Saturday with .284/.392/.593 slashes and 24 homers. After the injury, Abraham Almonte replaced him on the right.