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Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier could miss opening day because of herniated disk

Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier could miss opening day because of herniated disk

The opening-day status of Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is in doubt after he received a pain-killing epidural injection Monday as treatment for a herniated disk in his lower back.

Ethier will not perform baseball activities for a week to 10 days. Manager Dave Roberts described the injury as mild, but suggested it would be tough for Ethier to be ready by April 3.

After dealing with soreness in his back and hip for most of March, Ethier could not loosen his back before a game Sunday. He underwent an MRI on Monday. Roberts indicated Ethier felt “considerably better” after the injection. Ethier is expected to return to Camelback Ranch on...

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