Jason Heyward out 4-6 weeks with fractured jaw

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward will miss the next4-6 weeks with a fractured jaw.

Heyward was hit in the sixth inning by a pitch from New York Mets starter Jonathan Niese.

The news of Heywards injury was first reported by MLB’s Mark Bowman.

It marks the second substantial injury for the Braves in a game against the Mets this year. Pitcher Tim Hudson had his ankle broken when Mets outfielder Eric Young landed on his foot on a play at first base on July 24.

Watch Heyward being HBP below:

Heyward had missed time earlier in the year after undergoing an appendectomy.

The 24-year-old Heyward was hitting .253 with 13 home runs and 37 RBI on the season.

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