Justin Turner reacts to video of 2-year-old fan upset over his wrist injury
Los Angeles Dodgers star third baseman Justin Turner on Monday suffered a broken left wrist when he was hit by a pitch during a spring training game against the Oakland Athletics. And it has left a two-year-old Dodgers fan quite disappointed over the injury setback.
The father of the toddler, Andrew Riddle, posted footage to Twitter documenting his son’s reaction to the news.
@redturn2 My 2 year old was very concerned about your injury before bed time. Hope to see you back on the field sooner rather than later. pic.twitter.com/78wjt9N5rg
— Andrew Riddle (@agr_dodgers22) March 20, 2018
The best part, however — although it’s difficult to top the overall adorableness of the footage — is how Turner took the time to respond to the tweet, even offering up a couple of tickets to the as-yet-unknown game in which he will make his return.
Thank you for this!!! Brought a smile to my face. I’ll be back in no time lil buddy! How about a couple of tickets for my first game back? Go @Dodgers https://t.co/xm3BIILs0h
— Justin Turner (@redturn2) March 20, 2018
There currently is no timetable for Turner to return to action, although Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said “weeks are involved,” per a report from The Los Angeles Times.
Turner, who said X-rays revealed a “small, non-displaced fracture,” understandably was himself upset over the injury.
“It probably felt worse than any other one,” Turner said. “It’s part of the game. It’s unfortunate. I’ll do everything I can to get back as fast as I can.
“… It’s tough. It definitely wasn’t what I wanted to hear.”
And it goes without saying the same can be said for this very young, but very dedicated, little Dodgers fan.