Earlier on Monday, Dodgers utility man Chris Taylor got the news that he was fearing – he had sustained a fractured forearm after getting hit on the wrist by a 92 mph fastball in Boston on Sunday night.
#Dodgers Chris Taylor said it is a non-displaced fracture on the outside part of his forearm a little up from the wrist. "General timetable is four to six weeks."
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 16, 2019
Of course the Dodgers were prepared for the worst as they got Matt Beaty on a flight to Philadelphia before Taylor even went for a second x-ray on Monday. The second x-ray was needed because the one in Boston proved to be inaccurate as the machine was said to be pretty outdated.
With the fracture comes the waiting game. And while Taylor was on fire having hit .370 in his last 21 games, and .299 with a .903 OPS since May 3, wait is all he can do. Four to six weeks, to be approximate. CT3 on the diagnosis:
Pretty upsetting. I wasn’t surprised, but I was hopeful that it wasn’t fractured.
Officially, the injury is listed as a “non-displaced fracture” and the expected recovery time is 4-6 weeks.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts added his two cents on the situation.
I’m disappointed — we’re disappointed for CT. He allows for a lot of different things that we do, but hopefully we’ll get him back sooner than later.
Even in a best case scenario, we’re looking at a mid-August return. Moreover, he’ll likely have to play a rehab game or three before returning to the active roster. More than likely, Taylor could be back around the time active rosters expand on September 1st.