On Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, Dave Roberts sat down with live media for the first time in nearly two years as he fielded questions about a situation the Dodgers are not at all used to. The wild card game. As you’d expect, the first question he fielded was about injured first baseman, Max Muncy, who left Sunday’s regular season finale early after getting in a nasty collision with Jace Peterson of the Brewers.
He did some testing. What we do know is there’s not a UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) tear. It’s not gonna require surgery — as of right now, that’s our expectation.
That was about the best news the Dodgers could have hoped for. At first glance with the collision, there was much speculation about that ligament in his left elbow. Muncy himself confirmed that he did dislocate his elbow in the incident and actually popped it back into place when rolling on the ground writhing in pain. Aside from “some other damage” to the elbow, it seems like the news and the tests have Dave Roberts hopeful for a return down the road in the postseason.
Still trying to hold out a glimmer of hope that he’ll be able to join us later on in the postseason. I don’t know what that really means, but I do know that he’s been known to heal quickly, and he’s determined to try and come help us in any way he can, so I don’t want to close the door completely on that.
For now, Max will join the group of cheerleaders on the bench on Wednesday night and hope for a chance to return soon.