Los Angeles Dodgers Suffer Yet Another Injury Blow Ahead of Crucial Wild Card Game vs St Louis Cardinals

Published 10/04/2021, 11:56 AM EDT
Oct 3, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy (13) leaves the game after he injured his left arm making a tag on Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Jace Peterson (not pictured) in the third inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


In what is already a highly competitive season, Los Angeles Dodgers are facing unprecedented issues. With stakes higher than ever, the reigning champions are hit with yet another injury blow.

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While their Hall of Famer Kershaw left the field in pain last Friday, Max Muncy is their latest addition to the injured list. Losing two crucial players can prove to be a huge setback for the Dodgers, as they will soon face the St. Louis Cardinals in a much-anticipated clash.

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Max Muncy suffered an elbow injury

On Sunday, the Dodgers were up against the Milwaukee Brewers. While Dodgers triumphed over the Brewers by 10-3, Muncy faced a painful injury in the third innings of the match.

Attempting to make a crucial catch, Max Muncy stood his ground with Jace Peterson pacing for his life. However, while the ball hit Peterson’s back, he failed to control his pace and ramped into Muncy’s hand. Shockingly, Muncy went straight to the ground, holding his hand, crying in pain.

Oct 3, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy (13) injured his left arm as he made a tag on Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Jace Peterson (14) off a throw from Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner (6) in the third inning of the game at Dodger Stadium. Muncy left the game. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Peterson was called out, as he had interfered in the play. Unfortunately, Muncy had to leave the field and was replaced by Albert Pujols.

Later on, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed that the issue was more than a soft tissue injury, threatening Muncy’s comeback on the field. He also mentioned that Max’s appearance on Wednesday is “very unlikely.”

Currently, Max Muncy is in the fourth position in NL home run hitters list with 36 home runs.

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Los Angeles Dodgers Kershaw on a 10-day injured list

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Hall of Famer Kershaw had left the field on Friday after he felt discomfort in his forearm. It was a setback for the team and Kershaw, as he had already missed nearly three months because of the same injury. Hence, the Los Angeles Dodgers have added Clayton Kershaw to the 10-day injury list, unfortunately.

Oct 1, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) leaves the game with trainer Neil Rampe during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers will next face St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Wild Card match on Wednesday. With the team’s two ace players out of the squad, do you think Dodgers will pick up their morale and win the match?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. As her father was an athlete, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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