The Venezuelan Ronald Acuña Jr., a young figure of the Altanta Braves, revealed in an exclusive interview for the chain ESPN that he considered retirement after suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Asked by journalist Marly Rivera about the day after the operation, Acuña Jr. said that it was a very difficult day.
During rehab in Los Angeles, Acuña Jr. told his parents that he didn't want to continue playing baseball because of the pain in his knee.
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"What I did was cry, my mom and dad cried (...) everyone cried," he confessed. native of La Sabana, La Guaira State.
Regarding how he did to move forward, the Venezuelan gardener specified that "I think a lot about my family."
"I have a son who is one year old and every day I thought of my family that motivated me to get ahead," he stressed.
end to controversy
Regarding the plan of the Atlanta Braves, the Venezuelan stated that he continues to work hard and stick to what the organization wants until he receives "the green light" to return to action.
He also took the opportunity to clarify his words about Freddie Freeman and stressed that he only said something that happened in 2018.
"If I see him, I will greet him and hug him, he will always have my respect," he said.
The two-time championship and health
Acuña Jr. acknowledged that it was very difficult to watch the World Series from the bench, because "you always want to be part of it (Fall Classic) and at the same time proud of what they (teammates) did from the first day of the season" .
«One of my biggest motivations is to return to the World Series, because I saw it, but I did not be there playing. With the favor of God, I hope that many World Series will come », he sentenced.
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On the chances of Atlanta, reaching the two-time championship, the ranger said that "we have pitching, good hitting, we run the bases well and that is what defines us as a winning team."
Before the injury, Acuña Jr. had MVP numbers, about what he needs to return to that level of expectations, the Venezuelan admitted that he just needs to stay healthy and go out and play the ball "at 1000%".