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.
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) May 18, 2019
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.