Lately it seems that most of the injury news concerning the Dodgers has been bad. The injury bug has taken ahold of the team and most of their pitching staff this season. But prior to the team’s final game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, they got some good news regarding infielder Gavin Lux and the recovery process with his torn ACL.
Fabian Ardaya gave the latest update on the Dodgers injured infielder:
Gavin Lux said he’s on track to start running again on Monday. Everything trending well with his rehab from a torn ACL.— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) June 15, 2023
This is great news for the team and hopefully means that Lux will be ready to go at the beginning of next season. He is only a few months out from the injury and this is about as good of news as we could have hoped for on Lux.
The 25-year-old infielder suffered his injury during spring training this season and it has been a big blow to the team. He was scheduled to be the everyday shortstop and once he went down, the team was then forced to pivot in a different direction.
Last season, Lux hit .276 with six home runs and 42 runs batted in over 129 games. He was supposed to be a key piece to this team in 2023, especially after the Dodgers saw Trea Turner leave LA and head to Philadelphia. Lux was coming into his own as a player and was finally going to be given a large enough role to show what he could do on the big stage and it’s a bummer for all parties involved that he suffered such a devastating injury.
Miguel Rojas was thrusted into the starting role and while he is more than capable of playing the position, the team would have likely been better off using him in more of a limited role. When they traded for Rojas over the winter, they viewed him as more of a depth piece to the roster, rather than a normal starter most nights.
Lux will be a major contributor to the Dodgers in the future if he can come back healthy and be the player that he once was. He has all the talent to be a solid big league player and we are all wishing him the best as he continues his recovery. Here’s to seeing him back out on the field repping the Dodger blue as as soon as possible!
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