Adding literal injury to the insult, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner exited Wednesday night’s game 4 early with what looked like a left hamstring injury. With the Dodgers clinging on to their hopes of coming back in the game, the veteran grounded into a double play in the bottom of the 7th inning. He pulled up limping almost immediately after trying to bust it out of the box.
Justin Turner's hamstring appears to act up while he's running down the line. pic.twitter.com/TapUt5FQue
— Zak (@CaramelPhd) October 21, 2021
He was replaced on defense at third base by Chris Taylor, who moved in from center field. Mookie Betts moved over to center and Steven Souza came in to play right field.
The infielder who has struggled mightily this postseason has been dealing with a neck issue and also dealt with hamstring issues in the past. In all likelihood, this will spell the end of Turner’s postseason.
Albert Pujols went back to the clubhouse with Justin Turner for moral support as he exited with a hamstring injury pic.twitter.com/nlqiQ2qEA7
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) October 21, 2021
After the game, Dave Roberts revealed JT suffered a grade 2 strain, putting his status for the rest of the postseason in doubt.
More to come on this story.
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