Dodgers Gavin Lux Suffers Scary Looking Injury; Carted From Game

Not good.

In Monday's Cactus League game against the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers' Gavin Lux sustained an apparent right knee or lower leg injury while sliding into third base, trying to avoid a throw across the diamond.

Lux's leg bent the wrong way, and he was unable to put any weight on it, requiring assistance just to get on the cart.

The severity of the injury is yet to be determined, and the Dodgers will likely provide an update on his condition in the next day or two once he receives X-rays and/or an MRI.

However, given the way the injury looked, Lux is definitely in danger of potentially missing time at the start of the season. In the meantime, Miguel Rojas will likely fill in at shortstop, and Miguel Vargas may receive more playing time at second base if Lux's injury lingers into the season. 

The twenty-five-year-old is projected to be the Dodgers' starting shortstop after the departure of Trea Turner this offseason.

Last season, Lux posted a solid .276/.346/.399 triple-slash line, six home runs, 42 RBIs, seven stolen bases and 66 runs scored over 129 games. He also tacked on a league-leading seven triples.
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