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Dodgers News: Max Muncy Exits Friday’s Game After Apparently Aggravating Injury

Apparently potentially, technically.



Good news and bad news for the Dodgers from the first inning of Friday night’s game against the Rangers. First, the good. LA jumped out to a 6-0 lead in a hurry, powered off 3 home runs, one each from Max Muncy, Justin Turner, and Gavin Lux.

However, the bad news is that after that homer, Muncy was replaced on defense in the second inning. AM570’s Dave Vassegh was the first to notice the change was coming.

Albert Pujols entered the game and settled in at first base to start the second inning.

Muncy has been nursing an ankle injury suffered in Atlanta a week ago tonight. The first baseman said that x-rays and scans didn’t reveal anything particular in his ankle/foot area. While he’s said that he’s comfortable enough to play first base, Muncy did admit some trepidation about lateral movements.

“It’s not quite an ankle sprain,” Muncy said earlier this week. “We got X-rays done, doctors looked at it, and we’re just not entirely sure. Thankfully, it doesn’t seem like it’s anything too serious.”

Dave Roberts has said that he didn’t expect the issue to turn into an injured list stint.

More to come on this story.

UPDATE

The Dodgers reported right side tightness for Max, not the ankle.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

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  1. I’m no doctor, but w Muncie’s ankle hurting why do they only do an xray? Wouldn’t doing an mri be the next thing to do to find out how bad the soft tissue is damaged?

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