Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun wasn’t available on Wednesday. He was in Anaheim, California having a cryotherapy procedure performed on his right thumb.
It’s the second such procedure for Braun. The first was performed Oct. 2. Manager Craig Counsell said the decision to send Braun for a second treatment was planned.
Braun is hitting .258 with 12 home runs and 38 rbi. He was named the National League Player of the Month for May.
The Brewers are hoping to have Braun for part of their upcoming weekend series against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
As for the effectiveness of the latest treatment, head trainer Dan Wright told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the procedure has a three-to-four month window of effectiveness. Braun may need the procedure to be repeated over the course of the rest of his career, and that can by safely done provided it remains effective.