Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger has a hairline fracture in his left fibula, the team’s manager Dave Roberts announced on Friday, before the defending World Series champions opened a much-awaited three-game series against the Padres.
Bellinger had a scan on Thursday that showed the hairline fracture in his left fibula. Roberts said that there is no exact timetable for his return.
“At least we know what Cody’s dealing with,” Roberts said. “Certain players heal differently, so I just don’t know where Cody is going to be at. … I can say comfortably that it’s not a day-to-day thing, so we can kind of just put it on the back burner and let Cody do his rehab and join us hopefully soon.”
Bellinger, the 2019 NL MVP, was injured last April 5 when he was cleated by Athletics pitcher Reymin Guduan. He was immediately placed on the 10-day injured list the next day and was eligible to be activated on Friday.
The team’s manager continued, saying Bellinger was still going through a workout in LA earlier Friday.
The Dodgers swept the Padres in the NL Division Series in October, ending San Diego’s first postseason run in 14 seasons.