Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward will play though neck spasms and a headache in Sunday’s game against the Washington Nationals.
Heyward began feeling neck spasms after fouling off a pitch on Saturday. He stayed in the game that resulted in a 6-2 Braves win.
Last season Heyward dealt with a similar issue but did not miss any time.
Heyward says he'll play today. Like last August here in DC, he felt muscle spasms near his neck after fouling a pitch.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) April 6, 2014
Though his first five games Heyward is hitting .167/.318/.333 with a home run and two runs scored.