UPDATE: Despite X-Rays Coming Back Negative, MRI Reveals Small Crack In Max Muncy’s Wrist

The Dodgers infielder was hit by a pitch on his right wrist during Wednesday night’s game against the Padres, and initial reports during the game indicated he had sustained a “contusion”.

The fluoroscan in San Diego showed no fracture, but small fractures, like in Chris Taylor’s case, don’t always show up until a full x-ray is performed.

He was forced to leave the game, but Muncy did tell reporters after the game that while the San Diego Padres don’t have a “full” x-ray machine, he is optimistic about the initial examination of his injury, despite being in some pain.

Muncy was out of the lineup Thursday and currently in a brace.

In the postgame conference after Thursday’s game Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed that the x-rays taken today came back negative and revealed no fracture.

Roberts said Muncy won’t play in the series against the Diamondbacks, and could be back next week.

The news is looking to be a big break for the Dodgers who lost Chris Taylor to a similar injury for over a month.

Muncy himself did say the diagnosis wasn’t final, and he will undergo more tests tomorrow. An MRI is likely to be taken on Friday.

UPDATE:

Further tests including an MRI conducted on Friday revealed that Muncy does indeed have a small fracture/crack in his right wrist. There’s no definite timetable for his return, but the Dodgers are hopeful he can return in 1-2 weeks.

He’s still dealing with swelling, and will continue wearing a brace for the time being.

The team has placed Muncy on the 10-day IL, retroactive to August 29th, and activated IF/OF Kristopher Negron.