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Los Angeles Dodgers lose Chris Taylor indefinitely due to fractured left foot

The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor will be out indefinitely due to a fractured left foot. Taylor underwent a CT scan, revealing a small fracture in his left foot. Taylor was put on the injured list on Wednesday, and the organization is not sure how long he’ll be sidelined. Taylor becomes the sixth Dodgers position player to land on the IL this season.

Taylor sustained the injury on Saturday against the Padres.  X-rays at the time didn’t reveal any damage, so Taylor was back in the Dodgers’ lineup on Monday against the Rockies. However after playing five innings, Taylor’s pain around his left ankle intensified, and he was removed from the game before the top of the sixth inning.

Taylor said on the SportsNet LA pregame show: “Not what I was hoping for, obviously. It was definitely a surprise to me, but it showed a small fracture there and it’s going to be a little longer than initially expected.”

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts added: “Very disappointing, obviously, to lose a player like CT. But hopefully it’s not too long-term. Once we get this swelling out, it’s going to be more per his tolerance. So hopefully it’s not more than a couple of weeks.”

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