PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 10: Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies in the third inning of the spring training baseball game at Maryvale Baseball Park on March 10, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Ryan Braun Is 'Fine' After Leaving Game With Rib Injury

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Ryan Braun Day-To-Day After Intercostal Strain

The Brewers have already seen important players like Zack Greinke and Corey Hart end up injured this spring. The last thing they needed was for Ryan Braun to get hurt as well, but that's just what happened on Saturday, as Braun strained his intercostal muscles and had to come out of a game.

But, now there's good news. According to Michael Hunt:

Braun sent word through a Brewers PR guy that he was "fine."

Braun injured his left side while fielding balls during batting practice. While chasing after a fly, Braun hit the wall with his right side and landed on his left side. He decided to test it out and see if he could play, but after going after a foul ball he figured it didn't feel right, so he came out. More precautionary than anything else.

The Brewers are calling Braun day-to-day, and while they won't rush him back onto the field, it shouldn't be long before he's back to 100%.

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Ryan Braun Has Rib Injury As Brewers Lose Another Star

Already without ace starter Zack Greinke for a handful of weeks, the Milwaukee Brewers got some more bad news on the medical front on Saturday when slugger Ryan Braun had to leave a game with a rib injury.

Braun played the top of the first in the field but was removed from the game prior to his at bat in the bottom half. The reason? He had strained the intercostal muscles along his left side - the little muscles in between his ribs. He was replaced by outfielder Chris Dickerson.

This could end up being pretty minor. What's concerning is that Braun has struggled with intercostal strains in the past, and it's never good when an injury has a precedent. These things can linger and you have to take great care to make sure they're healed completely before testing them out again after a strain.

So, we'll see. The Brewers will hope that Braun is okay, but there's a chance this could put his Opening Day status in jeopardy. For more, be sure to check out Brew Crew Ball.

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