11:41 am May 15, 2012, by David O'Brien
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is being treated for a “very fine” corneal abrasion in his right eye and could be available as soon as Tuesday night’s game, general manager Frank Wren said.
Freeman had blurred vision during Monday’s game against Cincinnati and left after the seventh inning of the 3-1 loss.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said after the game that the problem had only cropped up Monday and that Freeman tried two different pairs of contact lenses without any relief before leaving the game.
He was examined by the team’s eye specialist late Monday.
“It’s a very fine corneal abrasion,” Wren said Tuesday. “We’ll check him again this afternoon. The eye heals so fast. He could be available tonight or take another day, but it won’t be much longer than that.”
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