Elbow bruise sidelines Braun

Updated: May 11, 2010, 6:00 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun says his bruised left elbow will keep him out of the lineup on Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves.

Braun was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning of Milwaukee's 8-2 loss to the Braves on Monday night. He stayed in the game for two more innings before being replaced.

Braun says he did not undergo any tests on the elbow that was noticeably swollen and that he feels lucky that the 92 mph pitch from Tommy Hanson didn't hit him a little lower and fracture the bone.

Braun is hitting .359 with six homers and 28 RBIs and says he'll begin wearing a protective brace on the area when he returns. He didn't want to speculate if he'd be available Wednesday.


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