Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw had to leave his start Friday night in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers, after giving up a double to Kolten Wong on his 42nd pitch of the game.
The team reported the injury as left forearm discomfort and Dave Roberts said after the game that Kershaw will get more testing on Saturday. However, considering how late in the season the injury occurred, Roberts said he’s, “just not too optimistic right now.”
We break down the moment Kershaw suffered the injury and discuss how losing Kershaw for the season will impact LA’s starting rotation. Plus, can the Dodgers trust Tony Gonsolin as their fourth starter if they’re able to advance to the NLDS and beyond?
In a Saturday evening update, Roberts said that Clayton wouldn’t undergo testing until Monday but that he came in on Saturday and did his workout but that he was still feeling soreness in that left forearm/elbow area. Doc added that, in all likelihood, Kersh wouldn’t be doing any baseball activities until after those tests at the earliest. And, with that — even in a best case scenario — wouldn’t really have enough time on the calendar to rest, rehab, and build back up in time even if the team made it to the World Series.
So a whole lot just got placed firmly on the shoulders of the Cat-Man, Tony Gonsolin, in October.
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