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Dodgers: Tests Come Back Inconclusive on Dustin May’s Foot

Hearing an injury described as inconclusive is never good.



Dodgers fans holding their breath waiting to hear on the status of Dustin May will have to wait a little longer. After being struck on the foot by a line drive on Thursday night, May was removed by the medical team one inning later. May immediately went for testing on the foot that he was struck on. 

In the middle of the Dodgers loss, Dave Roberts was able to provide a small update. The update wasn’t good though, as May’s x-rays came back as inconclusive. He will need to undergo more testing tomorrow when the team is back in Los Angeles. 

If the Dodgers have to lose Dustin May for an extended period of time, the timing will be really bad. The regular season ends in less than three weeks. and that would put two of their playoff starters on the shelf. While the team does expect Walker Buehler back soon from his blister issue, there is no guarantee.

Even if Buehler is able to come back as soon as his 10-day IL trip is up, that only leaves one start for him to ramp up to October. Depending on how the results come back, it could be a worse scenario for Dustin May. The Dodgers had David Price opt-out and traded Ross Stripling to Toronto. The good news is that they still have Alex Wood if they need to go that route. 

Less than two weeks ago, the conversation was about how the Dodgers absolutely did not need a starting pitcher at the trade deadline. Funny how things can change in an instant in this sport. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Shaping up as problematic now re starting pitching. So far in two appearances Wood has yet to distinguish himself. Maybe ( hopefully) a couple more appearances are needed to get him in winning shape. If not and May and Buehler are not back I would not be surprised by an early exit

  2. It’s not funny, it’s par for the course with this team. I hoped for a stud starter at the deadline.

  3. I would rather see bullpen games in the postseason than Wood starting, unless you yank him at the first sign of trouble and go to the bullpen. In the meantime give Wood a couple starts or at least long relief appearances prior to the postseason to demonstrate that he is at least competent.

  4. Hmmmm. Guess they should have picked up Clevenger rather than keep hoarding their “prospects” Can never have too much pitching

  5. Go back and look at the Kiki double steal of home. Anyone with a pause on their remote could see from both angles a touched home when the catchers glove was 6 inches from his chest. What is with the crew with the video? Do the Dodgers not have their own people checking this? The Dodgers would have had a extra run and one less out and the inning continuing longer.

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