The reigning World Collection champion Dodgers are coping with unfavorable damage information: Middle fielder Cody Bellinger shall be out longer than anticipated.
Supervisor Dave Roberts informed reporters April 16 that Bellinger was recognized with a hairline fracture in his left leg. The staff first mentioned Bellinger suffered a calf bruise, however Roberts mentioned a subsequent scan revealed a “slight, little” fracture. The scan was taken after Bellinger’s situation stopped bettering.
The 2019 Nationwide League MVP was injured April 5 when A’s pitcher Reymin Guduan stepped on Bellinger’s decrease left leg whereas Bellinger was beating out a floor ball to first base.
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This is every thing we learn about Bellinger’s damage and the most recent information on when he might return to the sector.
What’s Cody Bellinger’s damage?
Cody Bellinger has a hairline fracture, or break, in his left fibula, or decrease leg. A hairline fracture is also called a stress fracture as strain or pressure on a bone could cause a small crack. The damage resembles a deep bruise, and certainly the Dodgers first mentioned Bellinger suffered a calf contusion.
The damage occurred on this play April 5 in Oakland.
Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts informed reporters April 16 that after Bellinger hit a “plateau” in his restoration, a scan of the injured space was taken and that’s when the fracture was found.
How lengthy will Cody Bellinger be out?
Roberts mentioned he did not know when Bellinger might return to play, however he additionally mentioned the damage is now not thought-about a “day-to-day factor.” (Per MLB.com)
Bellinger was eligible to be activated from the 10-day injured record as early as April 16; now he’ll simply proceed together with his rehab.
“Now it’s simply extra of getting that factor healed up, and when he’s able to go, he’ll be again with us,” Roberts mentioned, per MLB.com. “He is simply rehabbing and doing every thing he can to affix us as quickly as potential.”
Chris Taylor has been Bellinger’s major alternative in heart discipline, however Mookie Betts and A.J. Pollock have additionally made begins on the place.
Cody Bellinger stats for 2021 season
— 5 video games performed
— 21 plate appearances (19 at-bats)
— .211 batting common
— .286 on-base proportion
— .368 slugging proportion
— Zero residence runs
— Two RBIs