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Francoeur OK, should return soon

Francoeur OK, should return soon

JUPITER, Fla. -- His injury crisis now averted, Jeff Francoeur remained back in Orlando on Monday while most of his teammates traveled to Roger Dean Stadium for a game against the Cardinals. Francoeur's lower lip had swelled overnight, but the Braves expected their regular right fielder to be back in the lineup by the end of the week.

"It's not going to bother him," Braves manager Bobby Cox said. "We've just got to make sure he feels good when he gets back in there."

Francoeur suffered lacerations inside his lower lip on Sunday after Cards starter Todd Wellemeyer hit him in the left cheek with a changeup, knocking Francoeur out of the game and throwing a scare into his team. But a trip to the hospital proved that nothing was broken, and that Francoeur would be well enough to return playing as soon as the swelling had subsided.

Francoeur was hitting .314 this spring, after finishing last season with a .293 average and 19 home runs.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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