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Dodgers News: Justin Turner Out Until Friday With Groin Injury

Justin Turner will not be returning until later on this week because of a groin injury.



This week, the Dodgers will seemingly be without the services of Justin Turner who is out of the lineup, but not yet placed on the injured list. It looks like the left groin injury he suffered on Sunday will keep him out until later on in the week.

At least.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts spoke with the media on Tuesday and provided the update on his All-Star third baseman.

I mean, I just don’t see him coming back any sooner than Friday in New York. As far as how long we give him, that’s kind of contingent on how he feels each day, but right now, having an off day yesterday and treating it for the next couple of days, we’ll just see kind of where we’re at.

Doc did also mention how Turner’s injury is feeling better today, which is a sign things are moving in the right direction. Either way, Turner will be out for the Phillies series, but the goal is to keep him off the injured list.

You never want to lose a bat like Justin Turner, but with the addition of Trea Turner in the lineup, and Chris Taylor’s ability to slide in at third base, the Dodgers should seemingly be able to weather this stretch without JT. However, the status of Mookie Betts and his ailing right hip definitely muddy up the situation for LA.

Nonetheless, the Dodgers will always be stronger with Justin Turner, who has a .289 batting average alongside 20 home runs this season. As long as he continues to feel better each day, the Dodgers should be able to have him back on the field.

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Written by Brenna White

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  1. With Turner out, the Dodgers will flounder with the strikeout virus in Philly….
    Typical Dodgers ….one good hitting game followed by a game where they can’t buy a hit…7 Ks In 3 innings….in Philly today…WHERE IS THE URGENCY?

  2. We’ve been saying it all year. Dodgers do fine with a 5-6 ERA pitcher and score some, but unless they get walks, they can’t make contact for hits. Strikeouts and MOSTLY pop up where everyone is trying to hit a homer. They actually got lucky if this rain out holds up, or they get to hit off the Phills bull pen which is about like the Dodgers. Maybe Pujols will get a couple AB’s and give us a chance to score. Other than that…….SHUTOUT!!!!!!

  3. Thank God for the rain…Finally a break for the Dodgers to get Nola out of there.Dodgers come through..Great win……Phills don’t have much in the pen……Dodgers need to sweep these guys…

  4. Nice win tonight, especially not letting the Phils chip away at the lead. A great way to start the road trip. T. Turner has already boosted this team in a measurable way.
    I see that the “Big Tease” Giants tonight blew leads of 5-0 and 7-5 (in the 9th) to the lowly D’Backs but still won the game. The Giants, even when they blow big leads, still win. They blew a 7-1 to Az in a game last week and won 9-8 and they blew a 5-2 10th inning lead to the Brewers on Saturday and won 9-6 in 11 innings. The only way the Dodgers can stay relatively close to the Giants is to go on a run and just try and put some pressure on them. In the past 2 weeks, the Dodgers, the Astros and the Brewers all had multiple opportunities to close out wins against S.F. and instead they just rolled over. Dodgers cannot stumble, even a little bit, the remainder of the season.

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