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Dodger News: Jason Heyward Likely to Miss Both Games of Doubleheader With Injury

The Dodgers were dealt a huge injury blow on Saturday, as RHP Tony Gonsolin was placed on the injured list with an elbow injury that’s likely going to keep him out for the rest of the season. Gonsolin has been dealing with the injury for the last four to six weeks, and the Dodgers finally decided it was time to let him heal.

Gonsolin, however, was not the only injured player to come out of Friday’s game.

Outfielder Jason Heyward was removed from Friday’s game early in what appeared to be a way of getting him some extra rest, however, that wasn’t the case. Heyward was actually dealing with a hip injury he suffered while making a sliding catch earlier in the game.

On Saturday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Heyward would likely miss both games of the doubleheader due to the injury.

Since the Dodgers now have Sunday off and their regularly scheduled Monday off day, Heyward will essentially get three days off to heal the hip/hamstring and get back to being 100 percent.

The Dodgers are facing a righty in the first game in Eury Perez, but LHP Braxton Garrett is taking the mound in game two, meaning Heyward would have missed it, anyway. In the first game, Chris Taylor is in Heyward’s place.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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