Braves OF Heyward has surgery on fractured jaw

Published August 22, 2013

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Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward underwent surgery Thursday to repair his fractured jaw.

Heyward is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Glenn Maron.

Heyward was injured in the top of the sixth inning after taking a pitch from Jon Niese to the side of his face in Wednesday's 4-1, 10-inning victory over the New York Mets.

Heyward had been on a tear since being moved to the leadoff spot last month. He is hitting .253 with 13 homers and 37 RBI for the NL East-leading Braves.

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