Braves P Jurrjens to see knee specialist

Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens will have his right knee examined by noted specialist Dr. Richard Steadman this weekend.

Jurrjens landed on the disabled list on August 6 with a right knee strain and has struggled to a 1-2 record in three starts since his return on August 17.

On Tuesday night, he allowed six runs and three homers over six innings in a 9-2 loss to the Nationals. He underwent an MRI Wednesday, which showed no structural damage.

Jurrjens is 13-6 with a 2.96 ERA this season, but is just 1-3 with a 5.88 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break. He is expected to miss his scheduled start on Sunday against the Dodgers.