Jordan Schafer Injury: Braves Outfielder Has Sinus Fracture

Friday night, Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer bunted a ball off of his own face. Given that Schafer was attempting to bunt for a base hit, it wasn't quite what he was going for, and the footage was gruesome, even if the incident reads kind of funny in text.

Schafer came out of the game and was sent to a local hospital for examination. There he had x-rays and a CT scan taken, and via Mark Bowman, we get the results:

Braves announced Schafer has a small non-displaced sinus fracture. No DL move at this time.

Somewhat bad, but it could've been worse. The key is that last part - the Braves haven't decided if they're going to put Schafer on the DL. At the moment they're taking this day by day, as Joe Mather and Matt Young can handle the center field responsibilities for the time being and the Braves don't want to lose Schafer for two weeks if they don't have to.

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