Atlanta Braves infielder Chris Johnson was found to have a pre-existing broken bone in his left hand on Friday along with bone bruises suffered during Thursday's game with the Cincinnati Reds.
Per Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "an X-ray revealed the fracture after the game but an MRI on Friday showed that was an old injury. Johnson did suffer three bone bruises around the fracture and will miss 3-6 weeks."
Johnson will be forced to wear a hard splint on his hand for the next week and he will once again have the injury evaluated two weeks from now.
The bruises came when he jammed his hand into second base on Thursday, and Johnson adds that it's the bruises and not the fracture which are causing him pain right now.
“The fracture is old from some time before and that’s what they saw in the X-rays last night,” Johnson said. “I’ve had that for a while. Bone bruises all around it is what is causing all the pain.”
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