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When will Ozzie Albies return to Braves lineup this season?

We’ve got the latest injury updates for Ozzie Albies and when he’ll return in 2022.

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies has not played in a game since June 13 and underwent surgery to fix a fracture in his left foot two days later. He is currently on the 60-day injured list, and the injury occurred in an awkward swing that resulted in a groundout to the shortstop during a game against the Washington Nationals.

Ozzie Albies injury update

August 30 update - Albies is set to begin his rehab assignment September 1, according to Braves manager Brian Stniker. This means the second baseman could be back in the lineup in a few weeks, which would be in time to help Atlanta’s playoff push.

In an interview with The Athletic last week, Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos said the team is looking at a return in mid-to-late August and mentioned the worst-case scenario would be a return at the beginning of September. Anthopoulos said this is why the organization brought acquired veteran 2B Robinson Cano from the San Diego Padres.

At the All-Star Break, the Braves are just 2.5 games out of the top spot in the National League East with the New York Mets leading the way. It should be a fun race for the division, and Atlanta would love to get its star infielder back for the stretch run.