Another day and another injury update. Clayton Kershaw and Tony Gonsolin will continue to be out until further notice. According to Dave Roberts, they are not going to be touching a baseball until their pain subsides. Roberts gave an update on the two players’ status in his most recent session with the media and said:
They’re just kind of in idle mode right now, I think that neither one is playing catch and we have got to get the pain to dissipate… When they pick up a baseball and start their progression it’ll be news, but we are just kind of holding right now.
Kershaw has been on the injured list since early July and Gonsolin was placed there last week. They will most likely go through a similar process to get back out onto the field. Kershaw is dealing with a forearm injury, while Gonsolin has inflammation in his right shoulder. It is not ideal for the team to be out two pitchers, but it is necessary.
162 games a year would put a lot of stress on anyone’s body, so it is important that these players take their time before getting back to ramping up for the stretch run and into postseason play. For now, the Dodgers just signed LHP Cole Hamels and acquired RHP Max Scherzer, so this team will not be falling apart anytime soon.
Hopefully, both Kershaw and Gonsolin can come out of their recovery better than ever, but for now, it is just going to take time.