Freaking out? Us? No way. You were freaking out.
Okay, fine. I was a little nervous. Good news is it seems Hyun-Jin Ryu didn’t suffer any kind of setback as he tries to return from shoulder surgery, but instead was just suffering from normal service.
This, via Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
Ryu resumes throwing today.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) March 7, 2016
Heading into this spring, the consensus was that we’d see Ryu back and ready by Opening Day. Then, somewhat out of the blue, we heard May as a return date. Shortly after that, we found out he was suffering soreness that was keeping him from his throwing regime.
When you consider how news trickled in last year regarding Ryu’s injury and how Brett Anderson’s surgery came out of the blue, of course there was some skepticism regarding any kind of Dodgers-related injury. Ignoring how the injury bug has affected this team would be blissful ignorance.
Anyway, it’s good to hear this news about Ryu and, on this updated timeline, there is plenty of time to increase his workload gradually. It seems the Dodgers are being incredibly careful with him, as they should. An actual setback on a pitcher’s throwing shoulder not only risks the current season, but those to follow.