WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 02: Catcher Brian McCann of the Atlanta Braves suffers an injury on a wild pitch against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning of their game at Nationals Park on June 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Brian McCann Injury: Braves Catcher Out Of Lineup Sunday

Braves catcher Brian McCann left Saturday's game after being struck in the knee with a pitch from Jonny Venters

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Brian McCann Injury: Braves Slugger Sitting Out Sunday After Knee Swells

Brian McCann will sit out Sunday's series finale against the Washington Nationals after experiencing swelling in his injured knee. McCann left Saturday's game after being struck on the knee by a pitch from reliever Jonny Venters. The Braves are off on Monday and McCann hopes that two straight days off will be enough to get him back in the lineup.

David Ross is in the starting lineup on Sunday and is hitting seventh. Ross replaced McCann in the lineup on Saturday and is hitting .217 with two homeruns and five RBIs in 17 games this season.

For more on Brian McCann and the Atlanta Braves head over to Talking Chop. For more news and notes from around Major League Baseball check out Baseball Nation.

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Brian McCann Injury: Braves Catcher Hopeful To Play On Sunday

Braves catcher Brian McCann left Saturday's game after begins struck square in the knee by a pitch from Jonny Venters. McCann was replaced in the game by David Ross but is hopeful that he will be able to play on Sunday with Atlanta still looking for its first win over the Nationals this season.

"Right around the knee, it's pretty sore. I'm not sure. I'm going to get here. I intend to play and go from there. I came out of the game right there because I couldn't really go down on my knees to block and it's a big situation there. I'm going to get here tomorrow and hopefully play."

"Yeah, if I can move around and I can block, I'll be able to play, for sure."

Fredi Gonzalez indicated that the ball hit the muscle above the knee so swelling would be the only thing that might hold McCann back on Sunday.

For more on Brian McCann and the Atlanta Braves head over to Talking Chop. For more news and notes from around Major League Baseball check out Baseball Nation.

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Brian McCann Injury: Braves Catcher Exits Game After Taking Ball To Kneecap

Braves catcher Brian McCann was forced to exit Saturday's game against the Nationals in the seventh inning after taking a ball off the kneecap. McCann was catching Jonny Venters, and it appeared the two got mixed up on a sign. Mac missed the ball -- a 94mph fastball -- and it bounced directly off his left kneecap.

It appeared that his kneepad caught most of the impact, but again we're talking about taking a fastball off the knee here. McCann hobbled away from the plate and attempted to stay in, but he left after meeting with manager Fredi Gonzalez and trainer Jeff Porter.

The good news is that he was able to put weight on the knee and bend it enough to get into a crouching position, but you'd have to imagine McCann will have a pretty nasty bruise. As we've all seen with the bruise Chipper Jones sustained to his ankle a few weeks ago they can really be a lingering injury for a player.

More to come on McCann as the game wraps up in Washington.

For more on the Braves head over to Talking Chop.

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