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MLB injury roundup: Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Mookie Betts placed on 10-day injured list; San Diego Padres star Manny Machado leaves the game early with an apparent ankle injury

Injuries to superstars in MLB are always the hardest thing for a team to overcome, but that’s exactly what two of baseball’s best teams have to do.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are without their superstar outfielder Mookie Betts. He was placed on the 10-day injured list with a fractured rib. This is an injury that would be very difficult to recover from, so it’s wise for the team and the player to take the time to fully heal.

Manny Machado was the San Diego Padres’ best player this season. He suffered an apparent ankle injury while running to first base against the Colorado Rockies. This injury is a major blow to what is one of the best teams in MLB.

Let’s take a look at what these injuries mean for their respective teams and which one has a better chance of handling the loss of their Superstar.

MLB Injury Summary – June 19, 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers put Mookie Betts on the injured list

Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Angels gegen Los Angeles Dodgersbaseball and a big part of the reason the Los Angeles Dodgers rank first in the National League West with 40 wins. Losing a player of his caliber for an extended period is a huge hurdle to overcome.

News of the injury and a potential return timeline was first reported by Matthew Moreno via Twitter.

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Dave Roberts said Mookie Betts only had a fracture in one rib. The initial expectation is that Betts could miss a similar time as Cody Bellinger last year.

“Dave Roberts said Mookie Betts only had a fracture in one rib. The initial expectation is that Betts could miss a similar time as Cody Bellinger did last year” – Matthew Moreno

If the recovery time is similar to that of Cody Bellinger in 2021, Mookie Betts will be out for about two weeks.

Mookie Betts recently spoke to the media. He believes the injury was caused by colliding with Cody Bellinger in the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the LA Angels, Matthew Moreno reported on Twitter.

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Mookie Betts: “I’m sore, but it is what it is.” Said he started feeling pain/discomfort an inning after colliding with Cody Bellinger. At first I thought it was just a bruise. https://t.co/FMIRaNvee1

“I’m sore, but it is what it is” – Mookie Betts

It’s good to see the outfielder feeling pretty comfortable in his recent media availability. The team and MLB fans alike are hoping this is a signal of a short-term injury.

Manny Machado leaves the game with an ankle injury

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Just a horrible injury for Manny Machado and the Padres. Machado suffered a pretty bad ankle injury at 1st base and was helped off the field. https://t.co/DK204NXPRa

“Machado suffered a pretty bad ankle injury on 1st base and was saved off the field” – Ben Verlander

This YouTube highlight pack of Manny Machado’s 2022 season so far shows why he’s so valuable to his team.

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The hope of everyone in MLB is that this injury isn’t as serious as it looks and Manny Machado isn’t wasting too much time away from the sport.

As the MLB season unfolds and these unfortunate injuries continue to pile up, be sure to keep checking back with Sportskeeda for all the injury updates you need.


Edited by Jodi Whisenhunt

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