Braves could be without Freddie Freeman 8-10 weeks (wrist)

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will likely miss 8-10 weeks if his left wrist is fractured, according to beat writer Mark Bowman of

What It Means:

Freeman left Wednesday's contest in the bottom of the fifth inning after a fastball plunked his left wrist. X-rays initially turned up inconclusive, so he received an MRI and a CT scan. Expect further clarification on the diagnosis later on Thursday.

The 27-year-old Freeman has hit 14 gophers and 25 RBI's with four stolen bases this season while putting up a .341/.461/.748 slash and 1.209 OPS in 165 plate appearances. He's lowered his strikeout rate to 18.8 percent from a career-high 24.7 percent last year.