Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has provided an update on the status of Mookie Betts, revealing that the star outfielder is set to miss the entire weekend series in Washington due to a foot injury. Betts suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off his foot during Thursday’s game, eventually leaving loanDepot Park on crutches.
Roberts informed MLB Network Radio that a crucial step in Betts’ recovery plan is a CT scan, which will determine the next course of action. Betts is currently experiencing significant discomfort, with Roberts noting that he is “really sore.” While Roberts expressed optimism about Betts being ready to return by Monday, it remains contingent on the results of the upcoming scan.
The Dodgers find themselves in a challenging situation, as they can ill afford to be without their Most Valuable Player (MVP) and leadoff hitter. Betts’ absence poses a significant setback for the team, especially during a crucial juncture of the season.
Fortunately, the Dodgers have already secured their position atop the National League West, and it is unlikely that they will fall significantly behind to jeopardize their hold on the No. 2 seed in the National League. This positioning grants them a coveted bye in the Wild Card round, allowing them to exercise caution with Betts as the postseason looms just under a month away.
Nonetheless, the Dodgers are keen to expedite Betts’ return to action, given his outstanding performance this season. Betts has enjoyed what many consider to be the best year of his career, and the team is eager to ensure that he remains sharp in the lead-up to the October playoffs.
The situation surrounding Betts’ injury will be closely monitored, but fans should not anticipate seeing him in the lineup for the weekend series. Thus far in the season, Betts has posted impressive statistics, boasting a batting average of .314, an on-base percentage of .411, and a slugging percentage of .609. He has belted 38 home runs, driven in 99 runs, and maintained an impressive OPS of 1.020.
As the Dodgers navigate this injury setback, the entire baseball community anxiously awaits the results of Mookie Betts‘ CT scan to determine the extent of his injury and when he can return to the lineup.
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