Bad Break: Braves’ Morton Fractures Leg in Series Opener

Morton’s right fibula was fractured by Yuli Gurriel's one-hop screamer leading off the second inning of the World Series opener.

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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton is helped off the field during the third inning of Game 1 in baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
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HOUSTON (AP) — Charlie Morton spun a curveball past Jose Altuve for a called third strike, his 16th pitch after taking a 102 mph comebacker off his right leg. Morton stumbled and started to fall. Turns out the leg was broken. “I wouldn’t think it’s possible,” catcher Travis d’Arnaud said. “It’s incredible that he even like thought of going out there.” Morton’s right fibula was fractured by Yuli Gurriel’s one-hop screamer leading off the second…

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