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

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 7, 2014

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Updates from Monday, June 9

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times provided the latest on Yasiel Puig's status:

Updates from Sunday, June 8

Alanna Rizzo of Dodgers.com has the latest on Puig:

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com has more:

Original Text

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig exited Saturday's game against the Colorado Rockies after suffering a hip flexor strain, the team announced:

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times had more after the game:

The injury came in the top of the fourth inning when Puig was sliding into second to try to break up a double play. He attempted to enter the game in the bottom of the fifth inning but was subsequently replaced by Scott Van Slyke.

The Dodgers had terrible luck on Saturday, as they also lost Dee Gordon, who is listed as day-to-day as well, per Hernandez:

Puig has been the Dodgers' best offensive player in 2014. Heading into the weekend, his .336 batting average and 40 runs batted in were first on the team, while his 11 home runs were one behind Adrian Gonzalez.

Since he'll only be day-to-day, it would appear that the injury isn't significant. That's at least good news for Los Angeles as it tries to close the 8.5-game deficit between it and the San Francisco Giants.

The sooner Puig is back, the sooner the Dodgers can strengthen their postseason chances.