The Dodgers will have to wait and see how Cody Bellinger heals up over the next couple of weeks. The former National League MVP had to undergo surgery on Tuesday afternoon in order to repair his shoulder that he dislocated during the National League Championship series.
The timetable for Bellinger’s return to action is roughly 10 weeks, per Jeff Passan of ESPN. That would put him on track to be ready for Spring Training if Dodgers camp starts on time as scheduled.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the right shoulder he dislocated celebrating a home run in Game 7 of the NLCS, sources tell ESPN.
Bellinger is expected to miss 10 weeks, which would put him on track to return by spring training.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 17, 2020
Moreover, the Dodgers added that the surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache and that the outfielder will begin his rehab in Arizona next week.
Bellinger dislocated his shoulder during Game 7 of the NLCS after hitting a huge home run off of Atlanta’s Chris Martin. During the celebration, Bellinger slammed forearms with several Dodgers players including Enrique Hernandez, and was seen in visible pain after. The team reportedly put him in a sling to help him heal up from it, and it could have played a factor in his World Series performance.
Bellinger did hit a home run during the World Series against Tampa Bay, but had just 3 hits in the 6 games. Perhaps the shoulder was more of an issue than the team was willing to admit.
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