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Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez On The Injury And The Plan Moving Forward

Aug 29, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dave Roberts told reports before the game on Wednesday that Adrian Gonzalez has been shut down for the remainder of the season. As a huge fan of Adrian Gonzalez, personally, this was tough pill to swallow.

Roberts did not 100% rule out Gonzalez making an appearance in the postseason, but noted that it would take a “major injury.”

David Vassegh of AM570 caught up with Gonzalez before the game and they talked about the injury and what it means moving forward.

Here are some of the highlights:

My whole career I’ve always put playing hurt ahead of anything else… This year obviously hasn’t gone the way I expected it to or wanted it to… It’s not the ideal situation but I think its the best decision.

Im not retiring… I’m going to focus on getting right, getting my body right for next year so I can be healthy next year and be able to play every day.

It’s great in one sense that I’ve never been on the DL until this year, but you know being on the DL is also not the best thing. You have to come and put in all of this work just to watch a game… It feels a little more like an offseason.

It’s going to be a very straightforward, back-oriented offseason… There won’t be any movements that are not under control.

When you have guys that are healthy out there and are going to be able to contribute in a way that maybe I wouldn’t be able to… You got to support that.

Check out the full interview here.

Losing Adrian Gonzalez is huge, even with his struggles this season. He is a leader in the clubhouse and him going 2-4 on Tuesday with a home run and a double shows that he still has a ton of life left in that bat. Hopefully, like he said, he can focus on getting healthy in the offseason and make a strong comeback in 2018!

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Written by Alex Perez

Whittier College Alumnus.
Editor In Chief of Dodgers Nation.
Lifelong Dodgers fan.

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  1. Hola Alex,
    Do you have a list of your favorite taco places?
    I lived and worked LA for 20 years but live in noCA now but visit a few times a year. I have a couple of favorites but would like to expand my choices. I am also a beeg A-a-a-a–a-drian fan also. I hope we see him next year and maybe in the future see him come back as a coach.

  2. Adrian will be greatly missed in the lineup. On the other hand getting right physically is more important. Adrian will still be a big impact in and out of clubhouse. If Dodgers were struggling on both sides of the ball, the impact would have huge consequences. Fortunately Dodgers have Bellinger who is versatile. This should relieve some pressure on Adrian, to focus on recovering. Adrian has been a huge impact in clubhouse and on the community. It will still be a great relief to see Adrian in the dugout … if only ALL the games were TELEVISED !!!

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