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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dodgers Injury Update: Paul Maholm has torn ACL

By on 8/02/2014 04:00:00 PM

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Paul Maholm left Friday night's game with the Chicago Cubs after covering first on a ground ball in the seventh inning. He hit the bag, fell, and needed help before walking off under his own power. A Saturday morning MRI revealed a torn ACL in his right knee, and Maholm may need surgery.

Maholm extended his right leg reaching for the bag while taking the throw from Scott Van Slyke. He stayed on the ground for nearly two minutes while trainers checked him over. He eventually got up and walked off under his own power. He later left the clubhouse on crutches.

Maholm is one of three Dodgers to go down Friday night. Adrian Gonzalez (knee) and Yasiel Puig (hamstring) also left early, but their injuries are minor, and manager Don Mattingly called them day-to-day. However,'s Michael Lanana quoted him discussing Maholm in a little more detail. Said Mattingly,
"Paul's is the one that's pretty serious, it seems, like the way he came off the field and was moving around. He felt it the step before he got to the bag. He was walking good, but then we he got to the steps, it kind of gave out." 
Maholm is 1-5 with a 4.84 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 30 games (8 starts) for the Dodgers on the season.

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