By Michaela Johnson
Shortstop Trea Turner exited Saturday’s game against the Phillies in the first inning with an apparent leg injury.
Turner led off the game with an infield single and stole second base. As he was advancing to third, he appeared to hurt his hamstring. A few minutes later he exited the game, replaced by Wilmer Difo.
Trea Turner said knows he didn't pull or tear the hamstring. Is walking fine. Doesn't seem too concerned. Caught it early, didn't risk worse— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) April 9, 2017
Following the game, it was reported Turner did not pull or tear the hamstring. He said he felt tightness in his leg while running to third, and stopped to avoid causing further injury. A trainer confirmed there is “no defect in the muscle.”
Turner says he's walking fine now. No limp. Seems like just some rest should do it, but Nats will know more tomorrow.— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) April 9, 2017
Dusty Baker seemed optimistic in a post-game press conference, expecting Turner to return to the lineup in a couple of days.
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