LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was hoping to return for the National League Championship Series, but it looks like he could return in time for the beginning of the playoffs.
Puig was in Camelback Ranch on Wednesday rehabbing in a simulated game, and according to reports, is running at 100% speed.READ MORE: Strong Winds Cause Power Outages Across SoCal, Over 70,000 Residents Impacted
“Three days ago, he was running at 80% and having pain,” manager Don Mattingly said.
“Miraculous” and “legendary” is how Mattingly described Puig’s recovery.
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“And then all of a sudden, he’s going 100% and feels fine. It’s been pretty miraculous, for me,” he added.READ MORE: Shooting At Family Dollar Store In South LA
Puig even worked on defense in the outfield on Thursday, but no decision has been made as to whether or not the Dodgers star will be on the roster for the NLDS against the New York Mets.
His recovery and ability to get back on track in the next couple days will determine his eligibility for the NLDS.
Puig has missed the past 33 games due to a left hamstring injury.MORE NEWS: High Winds Topple Trees, Down Power Lines And Block Roads In Some Southland Neighborhoods
The NLDS begins on Friday, October 9th.