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Braves OF Heyward breaks jaw, out 4-to-6 weeks


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Updated: 8/21/2013 7:56 pm Published: 8/21/2013 7:09 pm


Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward may miss the rest of the regular season due to a fractured right jaw he suffered in Wednesday's 4-1, 10-inning victory over the New York Mets.

Heyward was hurt in the top of the sixth inning after taking a pitch from Jon Niese to the side of his face.

X-rays taken at a local hospital showed Heyward's jaw was fractured in two places. He is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

Heyward, who has been on a tear since being moved to the leadoff spot last month, is hitting .253 with 13 homers and 37 RBI for the first-place Braves, who hold a double-digit lead in the NL East.


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