Braves: How did Dansby Swanson injure his eye?

braves: how did dansby swanson injure his eye?
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Here is why Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has stitches above his eye.

Getting lost in the incredibly intense 2021 NLCS, Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson is sporting some stitches above his eye.

Atlanta is back at Truist Park on Saturday night with an opportunity to clinch its first trip to the World Series since 1999. The Braves won the first two in this best-of-seven series at home before stealing a game on the road in Los Angeles in Game 4. Atlanta is up 3-2 with potentially two games left to be played. All the while, Swanson has stitches above his eye. Now why is that?

Here is the explanation for why Swanson has stitches from Mark Bowman of

The stitches you have recently seen over Dansby Swanson’s eye are a product of him getting hit with a batting helmet that bounced off the ground as the Braves celebrated Eddie Rosario’s walk-off single in Game 2.

— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) October 23, 2021

Atlanta Braves: Why Dansby Swanson has stitches above his eye

While many people suggested it came from a head-first slide into third base earlier in the series, it actually came from a batting helmet that bounced up off the ground during the Braves’ celebration of outfielder Eddie Rosario’s walk-off in Game 2. You have to see these type of celebration injuries happen, but it has not removed Swanson from his regular sport in the Atlanta lineup each night.

With one more win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Braves can party like it’s 1999.

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