The Dodgers’ worst-case scenario came true on Tuesday as MRIs revealed that starting shortstop Gavin Lux tore his right ACL and LCL, effectively ending his 2023 season.
Lux was running the bases when he suffered the injury, ducking for a split second to avoid a throw from Padres third baseman Jantzen Witte. Lux stumbled in the process and his right knee buckled awkwardly after a couple of steps.
As soon as manager Dave Roberts came out to check on his shortstop, it was clear Lux was in a lot of pain and wasn’t going to be able to walk off the field. Roberts said after the game that Lux told him he felt “a pop” in the outer half of his knee. The Dodgers immediately called for the trainer’s cart.