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In an absolutely brutal blow for the Atlanta Braves, their ace Charlie Morton limped off the field in Game 1 of the World Series.
Safe to say, this is not a good sign for the Braves. In Game 1 of the World Series, their prized free agent acquisition Charlie Morton had to limp off the field.
Morton was a major move this offseason, and he has lived up to the billing so far. After a few productive innings for the Braves, Morton limped off the mound after coming down awkwardly on a strikeout of Jose Altuve. A.J. Minter came in the game in relief, as the Braves bullpen was called upon immediately.
Charlie Morton injury update: What’s wrong with Braves ace?
Morton stayed in the game initially after taking a line drive off his leg. Weirdly enough, Morton initially seemed fine, but obviously was not right in the long-term and is now in talks with the training staff.
The Braves are trying to get the swelling down in Charlie Morton’s ankle, which according to the FOX broadcast, is what the ace is dealing with. The Braves definitely have the kind of long-relief help necessary to hold a five-run lead for the time being. But it will be a major hit to their rotation for the entire series if he is not able to go again.