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The Dodgers expect Gavin Locks to be out for a long time

The Dodgers expect Gavin Locks to be out for a long time

Buster OlneySenior writer for ESPN1 minute to read

The Los Angeles Dodgers expect to be without Gavin Locks for a long time after the player was taken off the field Monday with a right knee injury, a source tells ESPN.

Lux underwent an MRI on Monday, and though the specific results weren’t known until Tuesday morning, “It’s bad,” a source familiar with the injury told ESPN.

Locks, who was slated to take over as the Dodgers’ starting quarterback this season, sustained the injury while running from second to third base in the top of the sixth inning during Los Angeles’ spring training game against the San Diego Padres at Peoria Stadium in Arizona. .

As he changed course to avoid being thrown, Lux’s right knee appeared to snap, and he stumbled to the ground. He can be seen holding his knee in pain.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after the game that Locks “heard a popping sound” on the outside of his knee.

“Obviously for a guy who is expected to start at short notice, to miss any time is not good,” Roberts told reporters. “I don’t want to jump to any conclusions just yet until we have the test results, but it’s really unfortunate, because Gavin has done so much to prepare for this spring and this season.”

Lux, 25, is in his fifth year with the Dodgers after being drafted by Los Angeles in 2016. He played 129 games last season, hitting a career-best .276 while leading the National League with seven triples and adding six home runs and 42 hits. RBIs.

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Information from Reuters is used in this report.