Justin Turner was able to enjoy his team’s clinching the NL West regardless of his injury. Justin Turner has been such a huge part of the Dodgers’ success this year, that one could even argue that the Dodgers couldn’t be where they are without him.
. @redturn2 was at ballpark today but left before game was over since he was really sick. Turner Ward got him on face time from celebration.
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) September 23, 2017
Turner went down on Thursday in Philadelphia after being beaned in his right hand. He left the game for precautionary reasons; X-Rays came back negative. With the division claimed, he will get some much-needed rest before having to produce runs at the most important level possible. What put him over the top, however, was some “viral things” that he has been dealing with.
The Dodgers are searching for their first World Series visit since 1988. Most modern-day Dodger fans have never seen their team in a World Series. Dave Roberts told reporters that he will not be playing Saturday night against the Giants.
Dave Roberts said Justin Turner is unavailable tonight (still getting strength back, thumb still tender), Sunday TBD
— Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) September 23, 2017
Justin Turner went home early before the game had ended due to sickness. However, he was able to join in via FaceTime. Turner is a big clubhouse guy so I’m sure he loved getting to celebrate with his beloved teammates.
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