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Ryan Braun leaves Brewers to undergo cryotherapy

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Ryan Braun is away from the Brewers in order to undergo another cryotherapy procedure on his injured right thumb.

According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com it’s a pre-planned absence intended to keep Braun from needing significant time off throughout the season and the Brewers are hoping he’ll be back in the lineup by Sunday.

Braun got off to a rough start this season, but he’s hit .293 with seven homers and a .972 OPS in his last 25 games dating back to early May.

According the world’s leading expert on all things medical, Wikipedia, cryotherapy “is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy … to treat a variety of benign and malignant tissue damage.”