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Hyun-Jin Ryu diagnosed with strained right glute

Aug 14, 2014, 10:37 AM EDT

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From Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times

The latest injury to strike the Dodgers is literally a pain in the rear.

A strained right buttock muscle forced starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu to make a sixth-inning departure from the Dodgers’ 3-2 defeat to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night at Turner Field.

While Ryu said he didn’t think the injury was serious, he acknowledged he didn’t know if he could take his next turn in the rotation.

Ryu will visit with team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Thursday night, after the Dodgers return home from their four-game series in Atlanta. An MRI is planned.

Ryu allowed three earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Wednesday as Los Angeles fell to Atlanta 3-2. But the Dodgers still boast a five-game lead over the second-place Giants in the National League West.

Ryu has a 3.28 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 122/27 K/BB ratio in 137 1/3 innings (23 starts) this season.

  1. renaado - Aug 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Dangit… Hope “Monster” Ryu for a well fast recovery… Pretty sure the MBC guys in South Korea hopes so too.

  2. brandotho - Aug 14, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Is Hyun-Jin Ryu Korean for Carl Pavano?

    • renaado - Aug 14, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      Hell no.

      • brandotho - Aug 14, 2014 at 12:21 PM

        I’m not saying he’s injury prone. It’s just Pavano also had injured buttocks

  3. ch0psuey - Aug 14, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Not a very flattering picture

    • carpi2 - Aug 14, 2014 at 10:56 PM

      You aren’t kidding. That picture makes him look Korean!

  4. tearlw - Aug 14, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Man, that Puig character is a pain in everyone’s ass.

  5. tearlw - Aug 14, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Either that or he had a kimchee blowout. I’ve had a couple of those myself.

    • Ayase Yano (綾瀬市 矢野) - Aug 14, 2014 at 12:23 PM

      Thumbs up.

  6. carpi2 - Aug 14, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Get better Ryu. Roll around on a baseball, and get back ’em, Sport!

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