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Dodgers News: Justin Turner Leaves Game with Apparent Leg Injury

After fouling ball of left leg, Turner is lifted from the game.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 07: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a solo homerun, for a 1-0 lead over the Atlanta Braves, during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on May 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Justin Turner fouled a pitch off his leg in the second inning of Friday evening’s matchup with the Cincinnati Reds. He was replaced by David Freese.

We will update his status as we receive word, but at this stage, let’s just hope it is only a contusion and that there is no structural damage.

More likely than not, it was a precautionary move made by the Dodgers as Justin Turner made a tremendous barehanded play in the following half inning after the apparent injury occurred.

Justin Turner is infamous for crowding the plate and it has led to his fair share of injuries during his tenure with the Dodgers. This is nothing new. But again, let’s hope it is more of a contusion type of injury as opposed to something more serious. Shins are typically nothing to mess around with but are forgiving.

Come back here for updates as find out more.

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Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics and Broadcast Journalism dual major at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Oh Man! when you take a 90-100 mph foul tip off your shin that Hurts…Hopefully as you said he didn’t break something!
    Muncy is actually playing a great defensive 3rd base so they can put Freese or Belli at first and get another guy some at bats if he needs to rest it.

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