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Dodgers Injury News: Gavin Lux May Miss a Few Games After Collision with Wall



In the middle of the game that was really two different games, the Dodgers lost second baseman turned centerfielder Gavin Lux after he ran hard into the outfield wall while trying to corral a deep drive off the bat of Wil Myers of the Padres.

After the game, Dave Roberts had the update on Lux where he revealed that the outfielder was dealing with a “neck stinger.” Thankfully, that means nothing is broken for the speedy Lux, but it’s still likely to keep him out for a day or two.

I think it’s kind of sit tight and hopefully he wakes up and it’s not too stiff and too sore. Typically it’s a couple day thing, so we’ll see. We don’t until tomorrow and seeing how he wakes up.

With that, Gavin will be re-evaluated on Thursday, a day where Dave already planned on getting Cody Bellinger — who replaced Lux and hit a game-tying home run in the 8th — in the starting lineup. And that keeps in line with something Roberts added with the Lux update,

That’s just kind of what this game is. Guys gotta pick each other up and Cody did that tonight.

The Dodgers can ill afford to be without the red-hot Lux for very long. In 16 games since his return from Triple-A, he’s hit over .350 while playing adequate to at times stellar defense in his new position in the outfield. 

LA wraps its season series with the Padres Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. Tony Gonsolin makes his 13th start of the year while San Diego turns to recently acquired Vince Velasquez.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

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  1. Lux needs to learn the “find the fence” technique: find the fence 1st, then catch the ball. Gavin did the reverse: tried to catch the ball 1st, but looked away too early to hold the catch and too late to find the fence (except with his face).

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