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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dodgers’ Kershaw Out With Hip Injury, Might Need Surgery

  Clayton Kershaw will miss Sunday’s start against the Cardinals with an injured right hip the club fears will require season-ending surgery.

  Kershaw will see specialist Dr. Bryan Kelly in New York for a second opinion, but the belief is that he needs arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum, the same surgery teammate Jerry Hairston had on Monday.

Yeah. The Dodgers are not just battling the Cardinals for a playoff spot; they’re battling them, head to head this weekend. And instead of ace Clayton Kershaw, rookie Stephen Fife will take the mound for the Dodgers.

Thanks to Eddie Bo

Repoz Posted: September 15, 2012 at 07:41 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Spivey Posted: September 15, 2012 at 07:43 PM (#4236797)
Put that in your Fife and smoke it.
   2. Nasty Nate Posted: September 15, 2012 at 07:47 PM (#4236801)
I guess you could say ... Kershaw will be going under the Fife.

YeeeeeeeeahhhhhhhhhhH!
   3. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: September 15, 2012 at 07:52 PM (#4236810)
If only this player were available to be the other half of the battery.
   4. shoewizard Posted: September 15, 2012 at 07:54 PM (#4236812)
That sucks. Hate to see a great young pitcher go down with an injury like that. Hip injuries are almost as bad as arm injuries. He'll probably never be quite the same.
   5. nick swisher hygiene Posted: September 15, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4236820)
oh ####, that does indeed suck royally....

#1 and #2--lame humor, you guys need to get a fife!
   6. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: September 15, 2012 at 09:28 PM (#4236889)
Kershaw will have plenty of time during his recovery to go see Fife for Fighting.
   7. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 15, 2012 at 09:35 PM (#4236894)
This is Josh Beckett's chance to cement his legacy as the premier playoff pitcher of his generation.
   8. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 15, 2012 at 09:43 PM (#4236900)
Fife? He was awful earlier. Ely was a beast in AAA. They should give him a shot. Also, my fantasy team just took a big blow with this.
   9. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: September 15, 2012 at 10:05 PM (#4236915)
Stephen just needs to show the spirit of '76 (when the Dodgers finished second, 10 games out).
   10. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: September 15, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4236945)
Ok, I have obviously missed the meme here. Anybody care to fill me in on the fife business?
   11. Obo Posted: September 15, 2012 at 11:21 PM (#4236978)
Fife will be filling in for Kershaw. It's in the excerpt.
   12. Howie Menckel Posted: September 15, 2012 at 11:23 PM (#4236984)
Patrick Fum was the Dodgers' first choice to replace Kershaw, but he's not on the 40-man roster.

So it's Fife 'fo Fum

[I smell the blood of an English pun]
   13. deputydrew Posted: September 16, 2012 at 10:18 AM (#4237145)
What does the rehab for this look like? Have other pitchers gone through the same surgery and rehab?
   14. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: September 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM (#4237207)
It would be a shame if he was never the same again. He's arguably the best pitcher in the NL, and he's only in his fife season.
   15. phredbird Posted: September 16, 2012 at 12:37 PM (#4237238)
all kidding aside, the cardinals are trying to hand the last wild card spot to anybody who wants it. pity if the dodgers can't grab it.
   16. PerroX Posted: September 16, 2012 at 12:40 PM (#4237242)
all kidding aside, the cardinals are trying to hand the last wild card spot to anybody who wants it. pity if the dodgers can't grab it.


Luis Cruz begs to differ.

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