ATLANTA -- Having dealt with plenty of injuries this season, the Atlanta Braves vowed to move on after losing Jason Heyward. Andy Isabella Cardinals Jersey . The outfielder had surgery Thursday on his broken right jaw after being struck by a pitch. The team has not said how long he will be out, but he could miss the rest of the regular season. Atlanta has a commanding lead in the NL East and hopes Heyward will recover in time for the playoffs. "We lost a big piece, but teams lose that a lot of times," manager Fredi Gonzalez said in St. Louis, where the Braves began a four-game series against the Cardinals. "Weve got plenty of candidates." Dr. Glenn Maron operated on Heyward in Atlanta, one day after he was injured in New York against the Mets. Plates were inserted in both places where the jaw was fractured -- along the right side and near the chin. "We havent talked time frame," Gonzalez said. "It wasnt wired shut. Thats a good thing." Before his injury, Heyward had become one of the Braves hottest hitters. He was batting .253 with 13 homers and 37 RBIs. Plus, hes one of baseballs top defensive outfielders. "Hes a tough one to replace," Gonzalez conceded. The loss of Heyward is the latest in a staggering string of injuries for the Braves this season, even while building a 15-game lead before the series in St. Louis. Already, the Braves have lost six players to season-ending operations, including starting pitcher Tim Hudson and key relievers Eric OFlaherty and Jonny Venters. "Weve just got to find a way to pick up where he left off," centre fielder B.J. Upton said. "Weve got the personnel to fill in and pick up the slack." Heyward got off to a slow start this season, his struggles heightened by an emergency appendectomy in late April. But he sparked the offence after moving to the top of the batting order last month, filling a role that had been a major problem. "You just dont replace an outfield piece like that," said utilityman Evan Gattis, who likely will take on a bigger role. "Its a big loss. Well battle it out and see what happens." The Braves have relied largely on stellar pitching to carry them to the top of the division, ranking second in the league in ERA (3.18) before they faced the Cardinals. Upton and second baseman Dan Uggla are in the midst of dreadful seasons, both hitting under .200. Uggla is on the disabled list recovering from laser eye surgery. Outfielder Reid Johnson is also on the DL with an Achilles tendon injury and the Braves arent sure when hell return. Barring a trade, the Braves will have to get by with a makeshift lineup. In Thursday nights game, the Braves went with Jordan Schafer in the leadoff spot and playing centre field, started Gattis in left and shifted Justin Upton to Heywards spot in right. B.J. Upton did not start. Also, the Braves claimed infielder Elliot Johnson off waivers from Kansas City, reinstated pitcher Paul Maholm from the disabled list and optioned infielder Phil Gosselin back to Triple-A Gwinnett. Johnson started against the Cardinals. "Well just all have to step up," Justin Upton said. "We know what we have to do." Zach Allen Cardinals Jersey .com) - The Winnipeg Jets placed defenceman Paul Postma on injured reserve Tuesday. Byron Murphy Womens Jersey . Omar Rahou made the discriminatory gesture several times while celebrating scoring a goal against Romania at Antwerp in January, UEFA said. 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The 7-foot center was signed by the Heat in November and was recalled from the NBA Development League last month. The former second-round draft pick has appeared in 12 games for the Heat after sitting out the past two seasons. He scored 12 of his 23 points in the first quarter, six on alley-oop dunks, to help pull the Heat out of a 13-point hole. Hassan had a terrific game, said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. His confidence is rising. Hes putting in the time. Whiteside said he played with a chip on my shoulder because the Clippers had turned down a chancce to watch him play while he was out of the NBA. Zach Allen Jersey. . (Clippers coach) Doc (Rivers) said no when I asked to get a workout here, Whiteside said. Its a blessing that Im here from everything that Ive been through. Miami played for the first time since losing in Portland on Thursday while the Clippers were on short rest following a win over Dallas on Saturday afternoon. After trailing 19-6 in the first quarter, the Heat went on a 13-0 run to tie the score. Later, they led by as many as 12 points in the second quarter and 15 in the third. I thought we came out with pretty good energy to start the game, said Rivers. After that our energy went way down and we never could get it back. The Clippers were just 12 of 54 from the field over the last three quarters. Game Notes J.J. Redick had 14 points for Los Angeles and Luol Deng scored 10 for the Heat ... The Clippers will play the Trail Blazers in Portland on Wednesday, their first road game since Dec. 23 ... The Heat remain in Los Angeles to continue a five-game road trip on Tuesday against the Lakers. ' ' '