Yasiel Puig was removed from the Dodgers’ 6-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday with an aggravated left hip muscle.
Puig said through a translator that it’s the same injury that began bothering him after he collided with the fence at Coors Field in Colorado on July 3.
During his postgame press conference, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he didn’t think the two injuries were connected, then added that he doesn’t believe Puig would need to miss more than a day. A more accurate evaluation will probably come tomorrow, when Puig said he’ll get treatment for the injury.
Puig said he came out of the game after seven innings at the behest of the Dodgers’ training staff. He was replaced in center field by Andre Ethier.
Here’s a video clip of the initial injury Puig suffered in Colorado: