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Yasiel Puig injury: Dodgers OF leaves game with aggravated left hip

Seven innings into his first career start in center field, Yasiel Puig left the game after aggravating his hip.


Yasiel Puig left Thursday night's game against the Rockies at Dodger Stadium after aggravating his left hip, eight days after running into the right field wall at Coors Field. Puig went 2-for-4 as the Dodgers beat the Rockies 6-1 on Thursday night, but left after the seventh inning in favor of Andre Ethier.

Manager Don Mattingly said after the game, as shown on the Prime Ticket broadcast that Puig felt something when he hit the first base bag on his second hit, in the fourth inning. Mattingly said he didn't think Puig's injury was connected to his collision with the right field wall at Coors Field on July 3, and that Puig wouldn't need more than a day off.

But Mattingly's track record at estimating time missed has been spotty at best this season, including most recently pronouncing Matt Kemp ready to roll for Monday on Sunday, only to have the center fielder get placed on the disabled list one day later.

Puig said his hip has been bothering him since his collision with the wall in Denver, per Austin Laymance of But Puig noted his hip wasn't bothering him afer the game and that he'd get treatment on Saturday, per J.P. Hoornstra of the LA Daily News.

Puig had x-rays taken on his left leg in Denver, and they were negative. He was diagnoses with left thigh tightness and a bruised left hip. Since that collision, Puig has started every game since and has hit .270/.325/.297 (10-for-37) with 13 strikeouts and three walks.