Clayton Kershaw appeared to injury himself on Sunday afternoon after getting just two outs in the second inning.
He was able to finish the inning, but was then forced to leave after only getting through two innings. The initial diagnosis was right lower back tightness. The lower back was previously a problem for Kershaw as he missed a good chunk of 2016.
After Sunday’s game ended in such dramatic fashion, Dave Roberts announced that Clayton Kershaw would be heading to the disabled list. Still, there was no word on the severity of the injury or how long Clayton Kershaw would be out due to it.
On Monday morning, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports announced that Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw could be sidelined 4-6 weeks. Kershaw is scheduled to see Dr. Watkins to get a final determination of the injury.
Sources: Initial prognosis is that #Dodgers’ Kershaw will miss 4 to 6 weeks. Final determination will be made after he sees Dr. Watkins.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 24, 2017
The best news about this year’s injury is that Kershaw said that he did not have the same pain that he experienced with last year’s back injury. His new injury did not send sharp pain down his legs.
Clayton Kershaw did not feel pain shooting down his legs, as he did last year, Roberts said. That symptoms correlates to disk issues.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) July 23, 2017
This Kershaw injury could lead to the team pushing even harder to acquire another starting pitcher. If there happens to be any sort of setback with Kershaw’s future rehab, the team will be in shambles if they do not acquire