Published: Thu, March 22, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Dodgers lose Turner for "weeks" with wrist injury

Dodgers lose Turner for

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner has a broken left wrist after being hit by a pitch during a spring training game. He was quickly visited by a trainer and replaced by Donovan Solano.

Dodgers' general manager Farhan Zaidi told reporters late Monday night that the team did not know at this time the length of time Turner could not play, but that it likely would be a few weeks or more.

Turner said later Monday night that he had obviously hope that the x-rays would come back negative, but instead revealed a non-displaced fracture in his wrist. Currently, manager Dave Roberts plans on sliding starting 2nd baseman Logan Forsyth into Turner's 3rd base corner while platooning veteran Chase Utley and Enrique Hernandez at the keystone.

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10) loses his helmet as he slides safely into third base against the Colorado Rockies during the fourth inning at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

While we don't know how long Turner is expected to be out, we do know that broken wrists can lead Major League Baseball players to miss 6-to-9 weeks of action, meaning Turner should be on the shelf until May and potentially June.

"We're not as good of a team without J.T.", Zaidi said, adding "We do feel good about our internal options". He batted.333 with two homers in the NLCS against the Cubs, including a walk-off homer in Game 2.

Turner, 33, made his first All-Star team a year ago after hitting.322 with 32 doubles, 21 home runs and 71 RBIs.

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