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Corey Seager Injury: Updates on Dodgers SS' Knee and Return

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager looks on during batting practice before facing the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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Joe PantornoFeatured ColumnistMarch 12, 2016

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is dealing with a knee sprain, and while it is uncertain when he will return to action, he is unlikely to miss Opening Day.

Continue for updates.


Seager Comments on Recovery

Thursday, March 24

"Everything was fine," Seager said after taking four at-bats in a workout, per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. "I rounded first, stopped like I did when it buckled the last time, did other little things, no problems so far. No pain, that was nice."


Latest on Seager's Recovery

Sunday, March 20

Gurnick  reported Seager has been running and participating in lateral-agility field drills. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he has been cleared to do some hitting and fielding as well, per Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times. 

The Dodgers provided a clip of Seager's agility drills:


Seager Comments on Injury

Sunday, March 13

Seager told reporters there was concern of a meniscus tear, but that the MRI did not reveal one and the "structure is good." Seager added he had "some swelling" in the knee and "it kind of buckled" as he rounded first base.


Seager's MRI Results Revealed

Saturday, March 12

Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reported Seager's MRI showed a mild knee sprain. He's expected to be out one to two weeks.


Seager Emerging as Young Star for Dodgers

Formerly Los Angeles' top prospect, the 21-year-old made his major league debut last season and immediately showed he is here to stay by hitting .337 in the final 27 games.

He certainly impressed Jon Heyman, then of CBS Sports:

Seager isn't too bad in the field, either, showing exceptional range at the shortstop position, as MLB highlighted:

With no true backup shortstop now that the team has parted ways with Jimmy Rollins, the Dodgers will have to rely on infielders such as Alex Guerrero and Enrique Hernandez to step in for Seager while he recovers. 

While it doesn't seem like an injury that will impact the Dodgers' regular season, they will be hoping their young star is completely healthy when they take on the San Diego Padres in their first regular-season game on April 4.

 

Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com.

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