The Dodgers need all guys healthy for this final week of the season. With just a handful of games left in the year, they can’t afford to lose anyone for any period of time. Starting players will certainly be important to keep fresh.
Unfortunately for the Dodgers, they were not able to escape Wednesday’s game against the Padres fully healthy. Gavin Lux ran into the outfield wall in the 6th inning and was not able to continue.
? Prayers up for Gavin Lux who left the game after colliding with the center field wall. #Dodgers
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) September 30, 2021
Lux was chasing down a ball in the gap with the game tied. The ball deflected off of his glove as he collided with the outfield wall. The Dodgers outfielder stayed down for several minutes as the training staff and Dace Robers came out to check on him.
He was eventually replaced by Cody Bellinger in center. From the replay, it appeared as though he hit his throwing shoulder into the wall pretty hard on impact. The Dodgers have been playing Lux in the outfield since his recall earlier this month.
If he does have to miss any time at all, the timing could not be worse for the Dodgers. Lux has been one of the most productive hitters in September, collecting 18 hits in 47 at-bats entering Wednesday’s game.