Ryan Braun refuses to undergo surgery over nerve damage

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Milwaukee Brewers slugger, Ryan Braun is not considering surgery despite suffering from a thumb injury in the early part of this season.

According to Adam McCalvy of, Braun is suffering from a numb thumb and is developing blisters on his hand as a result. However, the slugger is not considering surgery at the moment and will continue to play through the pain.

McCalvy tweeted: "Thumb is numb because of a nerve problem. So he can't tell how hard he's gripping the ball & has developed bad blisters...Braun's options: Figure a way to manage it, or surgery. Doesn't want to even talk about the latter option yet."

Braun missed 65 games at the end of last season through a doping suspension and was clearly hoping for a positive start to the season on the field after much negative attention off it.

However, the slugger is hitting just 1-11 through the first three games of this season and it is clear that this injury is effecting his ability to produce at the plate.

Braun may want to be able to put the ugly suspension of last year behind him, but the only way he can do that is by producing for his team on the diamond.

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