Dodgers 3B Justin Turner Suffers from Season End of Hoarding Injury in Game 4-CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The hits continued to pile up for the Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday – and they were not the ones on the plate.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 20: Justin Turner # 10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after suffering an injury during the seventh inning of Game Four of the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves at the Dodger Stadium on October 20, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images)

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Third baseman Justin Turner, who is without a doubt the heart and soul of the team, left the game in the seventh inning with an injury he sustained while running to first base.

When Turner stumbled forward to the first, it became clear that the All-Star Committee twice and the 2017 NLCS MVP would not be able to return from this injury.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed after the game that Turner suffered a strain on the femur in Class 2.

“Early indication is that it’s a grade 2 (strain), so I think that will be it for him,” Roberts said.

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With the Dodgers down 3-1 in the series against the Braves, it’s very unlikely we’ll see Turner again this post-season.

“I feel sorry for Justin. JT is a warrior. It is clear that you can see him go off the field, it is a hoarding (injury), “said outfielder AJ Pollock. “You will never see your teammate go down. He has given everything he has. ”

With Turner on the sidelines, expect to see Chris Taylor start at third base in Game 5. This is another big blow to the team’s depth. Already without slugger Max Muncy and pitcher Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers will now be without yet another of their veteran leaders.

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Fortunately for Dodgers fans, Turner is still under contract with the Dodgers for the next two seasons, although the team has a club option in 2023, which includes a $ 2 million acquisition, according to Spotrac.


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