ajc.com | Braves | Ouch: Braves hurting

Injury update… Wes Helms might need surgery on his swollen thumb; the Braves are afraid it might be a torn ligament. If so, he’ll be out for the season. Henry Blanco has a muscle strain and had a cortisone shot. He might need to go on the DL, in which case the Braves will need to clear space on the 40-man roster for a catcher; none of the Braves’ minor league catchers are on it.

The good news is that Andruw Jones and Gary Sheffield, who both left the game, suffered only minor injuries and should play Tuesday.