Justin Turner Injury: Updates on Dodgers 3B's Leg and Return

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent III

Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Turner, right, reacts after colliding with catcher Austin Barnes, left, almost causing him drop a pop up during the fourth inning of a baseball game, against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
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Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was sent to the emergency room ahead of Tuesday's game against the Oakland Athletics with a leg infection.

On July 31, the Dodgers placed him on the 15-day disabled list, per Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.

Continue for updates.

Turner Out vs. with Leg Infection

Tuesday, July 28

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times passed along comments from Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, who indicated Turner had a pimple in his leg that became infected.

The Orange County Register's Pedro Moura indicated Turner's scary injury situation escalated during the day off on Monday and added that Turner was in Tuesday's lineup before the infection was found.

Jon Weisman of Dodger Insider provided more clarity to the situation:    

Dodger Insider @DodgerInsider

To clarify on Turner: Went to ER not because of bad reaction to medication, but because medication wasn't helping infection.

Turner is a versatile defender who has played every position in the infield for L.A. and is also batting .323 this season with 13 home runs and 44 RBI. Per FanGraphs, the 30-year-old veteran has a 168 Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+).

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