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Yasiel Puig Injury: Updates on Dodgers Star's Status and Return

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig is unable to catch a ball at the fence hit by Miami Marlins' Jeff Baker for a double, during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Miami. Adeiny Hechavarria scored on the play as the Marlins defeated the Dodgers 5-4. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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R. Cory SmithSenior Writer IMay 4, 2014

Updates from Wednesday, May 7

Alanna Rizzo of Dodgers.com has good news regarding Puig's status:

Updates from Tuesday, May 6

The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without Yasiel Puig for a second-straight day as he is not in today's lineup, the team confirmed on its Twitter account:

Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register talked to Puig who discussed his status for tonight:

Updates from Monday, May 5

The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that Yasiel Puig is not in today's lineup after his collision with the wall yesterday:

Jon Morosi of Fox Sports had more on Puig's status after being left out of the lineup:

Morosi and Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register had more from Don Mattingly on Puig's health:

Original Text

Just when everything seemed to be going right for Yasiel Puig, the sensational Cuban outfielder suffered an apparent injury after trying to catch a fly ball against the outfield wall on Sunday in the Los Angeles Dodgers' matchup with the Miami Marlins.    

Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reported the news on Twitter:

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports provides more details on Puig's status:

Puig has been on a tear as of late, hitting .435 with a .519 on-base percentage during the month of May. The 23-year-old has a hit in every game this month, including a 4-for-4 performance on May 1. 

Mattingly spoke about Puig's injury following the incident, via Plunkett:

This all comes just one year after Puig finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year voting last season to the Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez, whom Puig faced earlier in the series.

Fernandez checked on Puig following the game, per David Vassegh of AM 570 Fox Sports LA:

While Puig is expected to return soon for the Dodgers, the team will need him to be fully healthy in its upcoming series against the Washington Nationals.

After losing a series against the Marlins, L.A. needs Puig to bounce back against another NL East foe. With the Nationals winning five of their last seven, having any flaws in the lineup will be exposed over the next few days.

As more updates are released about Puig's injury, they will be added to this story.

 

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