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Dodgers News: Gavin Lux Unsure of Exact Timeline for Return to Action

With this unexpected injury, the team is now focused on supporting him through his healing process.

Gavin Lux will miss the 2023 season after suffering an ACL injury this week during spring training. The Dodgers shortstop leaves his team and fans wondering when he will be able to get back to the action, but he is currently facing an uncertain timeline for his return to the field.

Lux has been a key player for the Dodgers since his debut in 2019. He was a top prospect in the organization and has shown a good amount of potential with his bat and glove. With this unexpected injury, the team is now focused on supporting him through his recovery.

The 25-year-old shared his reaction to the injury while speaking to the media at Camelback Ranch:

"It's heartbreaking, you know? You put in a lot of time and work and, you know, you really enjoy the guys in the clubhouse. The hardest part is just not being able to be on the field for sure."

The Dodgers confirmed not only an ACL tear but also an LCL strain in his right knee. He described how the ACL tear felt in the moment.

"I felt it kind of pop right away and the outside of my leg went numb. So kind of figured something wasn't right. I've strained stuff before pulled stuff, so I definitely felt different so kind of knew right away."

Any player hopes to return from an injury as fast as possible. But, Lux understands the reality that his 2023 season is wiped out and is ready to grind his way back to the field. His surgery is set for March 7th in Los Angeles where he'll learn the full extent of the damage and have a clearer picture of the timeline for his return.

“I think when Dr. ElAttrache gets in there and takes a look at it we'll know more, but I haven't heard anything from that part of it yet."

ACL injuries can often take up to nine months to heal, but the recovery process can vary from person to person. As long as Lux works with the team's medical staff and physical therapists, they will ensure that he is doing everything properly over the course of his healing process.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding his return, Lux remains positive and determined. Lux's absence will certainly be felt, as the team must now fill the void left by his injury.