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MLB Injury News:
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told reporters -- including Austin Laymance of MLB.com -- that the team will be without outfielder Andre Ethier for at least the next "couple days" as he continues to recover from an injury to his left ankle.
"It will be at least a couple days before we use
him," Mattingly said. "We'll see where he goes. He's pretty sore
today. We're going to be cautious with him."
Ethier was forced to exit Friday's contest after irritating his sprained left ankle. He initially suffered the injury two weeks ago during a series against the Colorado Rockies. He hasn't played since, and it appears he could be sidelined for at least the next few days as a result of the ailment.
Mattingly described Ethier's injury as "kind of like shin splints on the outside of the bone." Instead of experiencing soreness in the front of his ankle, Ethier is dealing with the pain "on the outside of that left ankle," according to his skipper. The ailment specifically plagues Ethier when he attempts to make a turn or cut.
An X-ray has ruled out structural damage, and the Dodgers are confident that Ethier will be able to return in time for the postseason. Considering Los Angeles' place in the standings, currently sporting a 10.5-game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West, it's not surprising to see the team taking a cautious approach with Ethier.
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AP Sports Writer
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