Betts on crutches after game…X-rays are negative
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts was spotted on crutches after the game.
On Aug. 8 (KST), Betts was spotted on crutches after the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida, according to local media outlets including the Los Angeles Times and MLB.com.
Betts, who started in right field, went 1-for-2 with a run scored, two walks and a strikeout before leaving the game in the bottom of the eighth inning. The team went on to win 10-0.
In his first at-bat in the first inning, Betts was hit in the left foot by a foul ball he hit, but he continued to play normally.
However, after the game, he was seen on crutches and there were fears of a major injury.
For now, it appears that a major injury has been avoided. MLB.com, citing a source, reported that Betts underwent X-rays, which came back negative.
The use of crutches was reportedly a protective measure. The Dodgers will wait a day to assess his status.
It’s unclear if Betts will play in the team’s next game, a road game against the Washington Nationals, but it’s not expected to be a long absence, according to local media.토토사이트
Betts, the 2018 American League MVP, is batting .314 with a 1.020 OPS, 38 home runs and 99 RBIs this season and is looking to win his second MVP award.
With the win, the Dodgers improved to 85-54 and reaffirmed their hold on first place in the National League West. They are 13 games behind the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks.