The snake bitten season continues. Clayton Kershaw has been placed on the 10-day disabled list On Sunday morning with biceps tendonitis.
Today, the Dodgers placed Clayton Kershaw on the 10-day DL with left bicep tendonitis and recalled Brock Stewart from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 6, 2018
Of all the blows the Dodgers have face Within the 2018 season, this one may be the most damning. There are many things in peril aside from just the remainder of this year.
While this injury to Kershaw further muddies the waters for the immediate future, it’s also fair to wonder how it affects his status beyond this season. Kershaw is a free agent after the 2018 season. To be fair, biceps tendonitis is not always a precursor to Tommy John Surgery or another season ending procedure.
Kershaw is 1-4 this season with a 2.86 ERA in 44 innings pitched. He’s tallied 48 strikeouts and 10 walks.
Kershaw was flown back to Los Angeles to see Dr. Neal ElAttrache. ElAttrache is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports injuries. He is also the same doctor who just performed Tommy John surgery on Corey Seager this past Friday.
Clayton Kershaw went back to Los Angeles to be examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) May 6, 2018
Clayton Kershaw was upbeat and smiling Fri and Sat in Mexico. Played cards with JT yesterday and was in the middle of every scrum in the dugout. The fact that he flew back to Los Angeles a day early to be examined by the same doctor that just operated on Seager is concerning.
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) May 6, 2018
Our fingers are crossed for Kershaw, as yours should be. As more news becomes available on this topic, we will have it to update you.
I’m almost speechless and ready to ask ‘what’s next?’ at this point. This is another tough post to write, in what has been a season of tough posts to write. You hope that some news emerges Monday – an off-day – that it’s just simple soreness and rest will restore Kershaw to full health. But it doesn’t have that feel to it, if I’m being completely honest. I’m going to do my best to enjoy today and see if the Dodgers can win a series, but my mind will be on Kershaw. Many questions remain if this is a serious injury that I don’t want to get into or list right now. We continue to all hope for the best and think positive.
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