LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw had left shoulder surgical procedure Friday and anticipates being sidelined till subsequent summer season.
The 35-year-old in a social media put up wrote the surgical procedure with Dodgers head group doctor Dr. Neal ElAttrache was to restore the glenohumeral ligaments and his shoulder capsule. There are three glenohumeral ligaments and so they reinforce the joint capsule.
“I’m hopeful to return to play sooner or later subsequent summer season,” he wrote. “Thanks on your prayers!”
Kershaw was sidelined for six weeks by the shoulder harm and it hampered him over the ultimate couple months of the season. Neither he nor the group ever mentioned a lot about his shoulder through the season.
He didn’t pitch greater than 5 1/3 innings after coming off the injured checklist in mid-August. Then he bought hit laborious by Arizona within the NL Division Sequence, tagged for six runs earlier than getting an out within the first inning of the worst begin of his profession.
The Dodgers misplaced within the NLDS for the second straight 12 months, getting swept by the D-backs.
Kershaw is a free agent for the third 12 months in a row. He signed one-year contracts every of the final two years to stick with the Dodgers, the one group he’s pitched for since his profession started in 2008.
“I’m unsure the way it’s going to look,” Kershaw mentioned about his future plans when the season ended.
Andrew Friedman, Dodgers president of baseball operations, mentioned the group “completely” desires the three-time Cy Younger Award winner again. He turns 36 in March.
“The ball is squarely of their courtroom,” Friedman mentioned, referring to Kershaw and his spouse, Ellen.
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