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Dodgers News: Gavin Lux Holds Back Tears As He Speaks About Season-Ending Injury

Dodgers starting shortstop Gavin Lux is out for the season with a torn ACL. Manager Dave Roberts made the announcement Tuesday morning, and about an hour later, Lux addressed the media.

Lux was on crutches, and had a brace on his right knee. He was holding back tears, speaking about the season-ending injury.

“It’s heartbreaking,” Lux said. “You put in a lot of time and work and really enjoy the guys in the clubhouse, and the hardest part is just not being able to be on the field.”

It’s impossible to not feel devastated for Lux, who was entering the season as the starting shortstop for the Dodgers, something he’s wanted to do since he entered the league.

He waited his turn, watching Corey Seager and Trea Turner man the position for the last few seasons. But finally, it was supposed to be Lux’s time to shine. And he was ready to take the league by storm.

“I think everybody dreams of being the shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers,” Lux said.

Obviously it’s hard to look ahead at a moment like this, but Lux’s surgery is set for March 7, and after that, his plan is to “crush the rehab and go from there.”

He thanked the Dodger fans for all the love and support:

We wish Lux nothing but the best moving forward, and hope that he comes back stronger than ever in 2024.

Dave Roberts talks about Lux injury:

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Associate Staff Writer 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 since he was a kid, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin — but Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman are very quickly making a case to be on that list.

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