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Dodgers News: Jason Heyward Provides Unsettling Update on Knee Injury

Jason Heyward attempted to rob Arizona Diamondbacks designated hitter and former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson of a home run on Thursday. He didn’t make the catch and unfortunately landed awkwardly.

More news: James Outman Reportedly Getting Recalled by Dodgers Amid Jason Heyward Injury Concerns



Heyward left the game between the second and the third inning and was replaced by Miguel Vargas. He is scheduled to undergo imaging on Friday.

“I felt it immediately when I landed,” Heyward told reporters after the game. “The play happened fast. It was one of those in the outfield where it still looks like you can catch the ball. Of course, if I caught it, it would have been like robbing a homer. But that’s usually how those look.

“It’s like hey, you never know, so jump just in case, and it didn’t hook all the way back to me. He hit it well enough, timing is everything on those plays. Bust as soon as I landed, it felt like one of those trust falls. Happened fast and I put my feet down and I was like, ‘Alright, this doesn’t feel great.’”

In Heyward’s only appearance at the plate, he grounded out during the first inning, leaving runners stranded at the corners.

Since returning from the injured list on May 10, Heyward has posted a batting line of .203/.299/.398 with seven doubles, two triples, four home runs, and 20 RBIs across 38 games, including 30 starts.

According to a recent report from Casey Porter of Dodgers Daily, James Outman is being recalled by the Dodgers on Friday. That would likely spell bad news for Heyward’s injury.

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.

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