Everyone’s favorite maker of funny faces, Gavin Lux, recently revealed he’s taken a big step in his recovery from spring knee surgery. The infielder blew out his knee in a freak on the first week of spring training games. A week later he underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee and was lost for the season.
This week, he posted a clip on social media of him running, albeit aided running.
The machine Lux is running on a zero gravity treadmill for now and is expected to head out to the Dodgers’ training complex in Arizona next month to continue his running and ramp up in his recovery.
Lux was set to become the everyday shortstop for the team this year before the injury robbed him of what was supposed to be his breakout season. He had a nice season in 2022 posting a .276/.346/.399 triple slash line in 129 games. His season was even better than that before a September neck injury derailed him over the final few weeks of the year.
He’s expected to be at full strength by the start of spring training next February.
More on the Injury Front
Fellow injured infielder Max Muncy will be sidelined a little longer than hoped. A hamstring issue hasn’t healed as quickly as expected and he may miss this series against the Astros. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Muncy could come off the IL as soon as Sunday but it’s looking like Tuesday in Colorado is more likely.