Report: Heyward out for regular season
UPDATE II - Aug. 21, 10:15 pm ET
Heyward's agent believes he's done for the regular season.
Jason Heyward is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season with a broken jaw, his agent, Victor Menocal, told @FOXSports1.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 22, 2013
Jason Heyward is very questionable for the playoffs. He is having surgery tomorrow and will be on a soft food diet. Just awful news.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 22, 2013
UPDATE - Aug. 21, 9:12pm ET
Heyward's on his way back to Atlanta Wednesday night and will have surgery on Thursday, tweeted the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien.
Heyward could miss the rest of the regular season.
Braves right fielder Jason Heyward was hit in the jaw by a Jonathan Niese fastball Wednesday afternoon, and has a fractured jaw, tweeted MLB.com's Mark Bowman. Heyward will be out for four-to-six weeks.
Heyward was removed from the game and taken to the hospital for examination.
It's another injury loss for the Braves, who defeated the Mets 4-1 in 10 innings.
Heyward's hitting .253/.347/.423 in 95 games this season, with 13 home runs and 37 RBI. He's been one of the best outfielders defensively in baseball, according to FanGraphs.
Heyward was rounding into form at the plate after a slow start to the season, hitting .323/.407/.566 with six home runs and 16 RBI since the All-Star break.