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Dodgers Injury News and Notes

Three weeks in to Spring Training, and the injuries are starting to pop up for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The most significant injury of Spring Training happened last week when Gavin Lux tore his ACL running from second to third.

On Wednesday, Lux had surgery to repair that ACL. He also had some work done on his LCL.

Manager Dave Roberts told reporters before Wednesday’s game that the surgery “went well”, and that it confirmed that the damage to Lux’s LCL was ‘more than a sprain’. There is no timetable yet for his return.

Roberts also talk to reporters with regards to Tony Gonsolin‘s sprained ankle. Gonsolin had an X-ray on Wednesday that showed that it wasn’t fractured, but it’s not healing as quickly as they had hoped. An MRI may still be needed at some point.

Gonsolin will not start throwing again for several days, and it is unlikely he will be ready for Opening Day.

Some players are making strides in their return from the injured list.

Yency Almonte’s ramp-up has been slow played in his return from an elbow injury. He pitched to live batters today for the first time this spring, and is expected to be ready for Opening Day.

Daniel Hudson also pitched to live batters today for the first time this spring. Hudson is recovering from ankle tendinitis, and is unlikely to be ready by the end of March.

Miguel Vargas has started swinging at pitches again. He faced pitching today in the back fields, and is expected to fully participate in Thursday’s game.

Clayton Kershaw has yet to pitch in a Cactus League game. He pitched three innings Sunday on the back field, allowing one runs on four hits and striking out four. His next appearance will be in a Cactus League game, although that date has not been announced.

Spring Training now will be featuring more non-roster invites and minor leaguers as many Dodgers regulars have departed for the World Baseball Classic.

Thursday marks three weeks until the beginning of the season.

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