Braves' Michael Harris II diagnosed with Grade 2 hamstring strain, no timetable for return

Braves News: Michael Harris II diagnosed with Grade 2 hamstring strain, no timetable for return
Braves News: Michael Harris II diagnosed with Grade 2 hamstring strain, no timetable for return

Atlanta Braves slugger Michael Harris II left Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays early. He felt something in his leg as he was running to third base before pulling up.

Harris went in for an MRI earlier on Saturday, and it was not the news that he was looking for. Per manager Brian Snitker, the slugger has a Grade 2 strain in his left hamstring.

There is no timetable for Harris to return to action. However, fans will not be seeing the slugger anytime soon as hamstring strains can be a tricky injury to recover from.

"Those things are all different and it takes a long time to get where they can torque it," said Snitker.

It will be a while before Harris can do anything baseball-related. This injury can take anywhere from four to eight weeks to heal with proper rehab.

With Michael Harris II down, the Braves have been hit with the injury bug

Atlanta Braves - Brian Snitker and Michael Harris II (Image via USA Today)
Atlanta Braves - Brian Snitker and Michael Harris II (Image via USA Today)

It has not been easy for the Braves this season. The club had high expectations this season, but those started to die down after news that ace Spencer Strider would be out for the year.

Strider had elbow surgery in April, ending his 2024 season. This was unfortunate as many had Strider pegged as one of the pitchers to have Cy Young Award considerations this year.

Things went from bad to worse after former MVP Ronald Acuna Jr. tore his ACL on May 26, ending his 2024 campaign. Now, the club will be without Michael Harris II for an extended period of time.

Atlanta must dig deep and figure out where to go from here. They still have a talented team, but it will be tough for them from here on out.

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