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Andre Ethier out 10-14 weeks after fracturing tibia

Carl Crawford will likely see significant playing time in Ethier's absence.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is out 10-14 weeks after fracturing his right tibia, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. Ethier's timetable for recovery means that he will be slated to return to the Dodgers in June or July.

Ethier's injury is the latest blow to a Dodgers team that has already lost Brett Anderson and Frankie Montas to significant injuries this spring and is dealing with more minor issues with Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Yasmani Grandal. Ethier was slated to be the team's starting left fielder, though his injury will likely force Carl Crawford into a more substantial role alongside Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig in the team's outfield.

Los Angeles also has Scott Van Slyke, Enrique Hernandez and Trayce Thompson in its outfield mix, presenting a wide range of depth options behind Crawford in Ethier's absence. A couple of veteran outfielders are still available on the free-agent market, though it is unlikely that Los Angeles will make a move.

Ethier, 33, appeared in 142 games for the Dodgers last season, hitting .294/.366/.486 with 14 home runs and 53 RBI. He has been a member of the Dodgers since 2006, appearing in 1,417 games in that time.