Crawford headed to DL with left ankle sprain

Crawford headed to DL with left ankle sprain

LOS ANGELES -- Carl Crawford is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle.

The Dodgers left fielder was injured in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's 6-3 win over the Reds at Dodger Stadium, rolling the ankle as he chased down a leadoff double in the corner by Chris Heisey.

"It doesn't look good," manager Don Mattingly said after the game. "The video didn't look good."

Crawford, limping badly, was replaced in left field by Scott Van Slyke and had to be helped from the field. He was taken into the clubhouse for X-rays, which were negative.

Crawford went from the trainer's room to his locker in a wheelchair after the game, but then opted to hop into the shower room.

"Right when you think things are settling in, something happens," center fielder Andre Ethier said, after the Dodgers picked up their sixth win in the past eight games.

Earl Bloom is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.