In the eyes of Dodgers fans, the hopes of repeating as World Series champions took a massive hit when slugger Max Muncy suffered an ugly injury on a collision during the final game of the season. The injury proved to be season ending as it was eventually revealed the first baseman tore the UCL in his left elbow.
Now, nearly five months removed from the incident, Muncy shared with the guys on the Bleed Los Podcast that his healing has progressed well as we tick closer to an eventual opening day.
It’s getting better. We’re getting there. It’s a slow process, but everything’s moving as it should. We’re actually going to start swinging a bat here pretty soon. So things are looking real good. And things are looking good for the season, whenever that may end up being.
The loss of Muncy in the postseason proved to be a mighty blow for the Dodgers. He led the team in home runs and runs batted in while being named to his second straight NL All-Star team. After the team was outmatched by the eventual world champion Braves in the NLCS, his missing bat hurt even more.
It was a really unfortunate injury and it sucked, but it’s one of those things that it just happened — it’s part of the sport and you can’t complain about it too much.
Max will once again be counted on as a primary run producer for Dave Roberts and the Dodgers this coming season. And, after the loss of lefty-swinging slugger Corey Seager via free agency, Muncy’s importance in the lineup only gets magnified.
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