The season is about to start and everybody is excited, but there is no denying that this was a sad day for Los Angeles Dodgers fans.
Starting shortstop Gavin Lux suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in an awkward running play around third base this week.
As a result, he will be missing the entire 2023 season.
It’s a tough blow for the blues, because the downgrade from Lux to potential alternative Miguel Rojas is considerable.
The player himself talked to the press and offered some more information about his injury.
“Gavin Lux said he won’t know exactly how long his recovery will take until after his surgery (Roberts estimated about eight months). Lux also said he believes his LCL was torn in addition to his ACL, but didn’t remember the exact prognosis,” the LA Times’ Jack Harris tweeted.
Gavin Lux said he won't know exactly how long his recovery will take until after his surgery (Roberts estimated about eight months)
Lux also said he believes his LCL was torn in addition to his ACL, but didn't remember the exact prognosis
— Jack Harris (@Jack_A_Harris) February 28, 2023
Each body is different, but the typical recovery time is no quicker than six months and usually not more than a year.
Between eight and ten months would be the most accurate guess, but it will all depend on Lux and how committed he is with his rehab.
It will be a long period of rest and physical therapy to strengthen the area and the muscles around the knee.
If his LCL was also torn, it could make the surgery a bit more complicated but shouldn’t have too much impact on his estimated recovery time.
In any case, the Dodgers will be without one of their most promising infielders for a while.
He had trained a lot during the offseason with the intention of hitting more home runs and improving his overall offensive performance.
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