(SAN DIEGO) — Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw won’t be ready to come off the disabled list on April 7.
The Dodgers announced Tuesday that Kershaw will miss at least two to three weeks to deal with the inflammation in his upper back.
“After consultation with Dr. Neal ElAttrache and a review of the MRI scan, Kershaw will be placed on a rehab that includes a submaximal throwing program for the next two to three weeks,” the Dodgers said in a release. “He will then be reevaluated by ElAttrache to determine when he can start throwing at increased velocity. The timetable on when he might return to Major League competition will be determined when he is reevaluated in two to three weeks.”
Kershaw started the first game of the season for the Dodgers in Australia, throwing 6.2 innings of one run ball. After returning for overseas, Kershaw began to feel tightness in his back and was placed on the DL Saturday.
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