Not at all what you want to see on a game 162… or any time really. In the third inning of Sunday’s regular season finale against the Brewers, the Dodgers lost first baseman Max Muncy to an injury. At first glance, the injury appeared to be to his left wrist.
Max Muncy leaves game with an apparent arm injury.
Positive vibes only for Max. #Dodgers
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) October 3, 2021
Muncy hit the ground in obvious pain after getting run into by Milwaukee’s Jace Peterson on a bang bang play at the bag. Peterson was ruled out on interference after his questionable angle to the bag forced the collision. Max was replaced at first base by Albert Pujols.
There’s no word on the exact nature of the injury, but the All-Star walked off the field holding his left wrist.
The team reports it was an elbow injury for Muncy.
Max Muncy left the game with a left elbow injury
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) October 3, 2021
Understandably, this is a massive blow for the Dodgers with the postseason starting this week. Moreover, with the division crown still on the line and a potential game 163 lurking, losing any firepower in this potent LA offense will hurt.
Prayers up for Max and we’re holding out hope for a best case scenario as more details emerge.