Andre Ethier taken for X-rays — day to day with leg contusion

By Jon Weisman

The Dodgers held their breath as left fielder and increasingly impressive leadoff hitter Andre Ethier went to get X-rays on his right leg.

Ethier, who hit the first pitch of today’s 11-8 loss to Arizona for a single up the middle, went down in the fourth inning after fouling a pitch off his shin. After being visited at home plate by manager Dave Roberts and head athletic trainer Neal Rampe, Ethier stayed in the game long enough to witness a wild pitch and draw a walk — then left for pinch-runner Rico Noel.

Ethier limped noticeably as he went back to the dugout. Minutes later, Ethier was driven to the clubhouse by cart, and then taken for further examination.

Update: The Dodgers announced tonight that X-rays on Ethier’s leg were negative, and that he is day to day with a lower leg contusion.

1 Comment

Looking forward to having him in the lineup on opening day, but you never know with these things.

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