{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

{"event":["prospect" ] ,"content":["rivalries_east" ] }

Souza's shoulder MRI reveals no major injury

|
Souza's shoulder MRI reveals no major injury play video for Souza's shoulder MRI reveals no major injury

NEW YORK -- Nationals outfielder Steven Souza Jr. had an MRI on his left shoulder, and the results revealed no structural damage, but he does have inflammation in his AC joint. His rotator cuff is fine.

"That banging into the wall got him pretty good," manager Matt Williams said. "He has some AC issues there, too. But we'll calm that down and get him back to work on his baseball stuff. All the tests turned out real good there."

The injury occurred this past Friday in the second inning. With the Braves leading, 4-0, Freddie Freeman swung at a 2-1 pitch from right-hander Stephen Strasburg and hit a long drive to right field. Souza chased after the ball and collided with the wall at full speed as the ball went over the fence for a two-run homer.

Souza was on the ground for at least a minute, while Williams, athletic trainer Lee Kuntz and several teammates came to his aide.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"event":["prospect" ] ,"content":["rivalries_east" ] }
{"event":["prospect" ] ,"content":["rivalries_east" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español