The Los Angeles Dodgers were dealt a tough hand on Tuesday night when their young star shortstop Corey Seager was forced to leave their game against the Los Angeles Angels with a hamstring injury.
The Dodgers’ shortstop was running from second to third base when he experienced the injury. He immediately pulled up lame, halting his path around the bases and being forced to exit the game.
The early indications don’t look good for Seager, although further examination and testing will be needed. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stated after the game that the strain appeared to be Grade 2 or worse, which would mean that Seager could miss 2-3 months with his injury.
This is just the news that the Dodgers didn’t need. After a slow start to the season, Seager had gotten hot in recent weeks. The 25-year-old shortstop had started off June batting .425 with 1 home run and 9 RBIs.
The two-time All Star and 2016 NL Rookie of the Year was just starting to get his stroke back after missing the majority of 2018 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
If there is any good news here, it’s that the Dodgers can afford to bring Seager along slowly in his recovery. They currently hold a 9-game lead over the Colorado Rockies for first place in the NL West.
Now, it will just be a matter of waiting to see just how much time their young star will be forced to miss.