Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier will miss 10–14 weeks after fracturing his tibia in spring training.
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier will miss 10–14 weeks after fracturing his tibia in spring training, the team announced.
X-Rays were negative, but a CT scan revealed the fracture after Ethier fouled a ball off his shin on Friday. He will not have surgery.
Ethier, 34, hit .294 with 14 home runs and 53 RBIs in 445 plate appearances for the Dodgers last season. The veteran and two-time All-Star has spent his entire 10-year career as a member of the Dodgers.
Ethier was projected for a large share of the at-bats in left field for Los Angeles. Carl Crawford could receive additional at-bats in his absence. Yasiel Puig and Joc Pederson are the Dodgers’ other starting outfielders.
The Dodgers open the season April 4 against the Padres in San Diego.