Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Gavin Lux successfully underwent surgery on his right knee.
According to the report of ‘Dodgers Nation’, which mainly conveys the news of the Dodgers on the 9th (Korean time), Lux underwent right knee surgery under the supervision of the club’s attending physician, Dr. Neil Elatrache.
Lux was injured in an exhibition game against the San Diego Padres held at Peoria Stadium in Peoria, Arizona on the 28th.
In the top of the 6th inning, Lux, who was a runner on 1st and 2nd base, ran to 3rd base when Luke Williams grounded the 3rd baseman. He ducked to avoid the third baseman’s throw, but lost his balance and fell to the ground with his right knee bent.
Even while hurting his knee, he touched the third base and complained of extreme pain. Afterwards, Lux rode a cart with the help of a trainer and left the ground.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who went to the ground to examine Lux’s injury at the time, said, “Lux said he heard something pop on the outside of his knee.” “I’m thinking the worst, but right now I just hope it’s not a fatal injury,” Roberts prayed.
Lux was a shortstop prospect selected by the Dodgers with the 20th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 draft. Debuting in the big leagues in 2019, he played more at second base (1346⅔ innings) than shortstop (502⅓ innings). This is because Corey Seager (Texas) and Trey Turner (Philadelphia) have played as the main shortstop.
In 129 games as the starting second baseman last year, Lux recorded a batting average of .276, 6 home runs, 42 RBIs, and 66 runs, an OPS of .745. After Turner signed an 11-year, $300 million (396.6 billion won) free agent contract with Philadelphia last winter, Lux became the Dodgers’ starting shortstop this season. However, due to an unexpected injury ahead of the opening season, the entire season was cut short. 슈퍼벳 토토
The media said, “The exact schedule for Lux’s return has not been set yet, but the possibility of returning this season is slim. It will take about 8 to 10 months to recover.”
With Lux out with an injury, Miguel Rojas will take over as the starting shortstop. Manager Roberts explained, “Rojas will be responsible for 75 to 80 percent as the starting shortstop.” Multiplayer Chris Taylor slated to fill the backup role.
The media reported, “Dodgers fans are giving full support to the injured Lux. We will be ready to welcome him at next spring camp.”