Roberts: There's a 'glimmer of hope' Muncy returns in playoffs

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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday there's a "glimmer of hope" that infielder Max Muncy could return if Los Angeles goes on a deep playoff run.

Muncy injured his left elbow Sunday in what he described Tuesday as a "scary" first-base collision, though Roberts said the slugger's ulnar collateral ligament won't require surgery.

"I don't know what that really means, but I do know that he's been known to heal quickly, and he's determined to try to help us in any way he can, and I don't want to close the door completely on that," Roberts said, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. "So, I guess, looking at where we were on Sunday, it's probably the best-case scenario."

Muncy said he dislocated his elbow after Milwaukee Brewers player Jace Peterson ran into his arm. The 31-year-old added his elbow popped back into place while he was rolling around on the ground in agony.

"It was a very scary moment," Muncy said. "I definitely felt like my arm wasn't there. Thankfully, things aren't as bad as they could have been."

Losing Muncy for the entire postseason would be a huge loss for the Dodgers after the two-time All-Star slashed .249/.368/.527 with 36 home runs, 26 doubles, and 94 RBIs this year.

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