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Saturday, October 02, 2021

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw exits with left forearm discomfort; playoff availability ‘not looking great’

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts saw Clayton Kershaw occasionally wince as he navigated through the Milwaukee Brewers’ lineup on Friday night and thought—hoped—he was merely upset at not getting some strike calls. It turned out to be far more serious—a recurrence of the forearm/elbow inflammation that kept Kershaw out for an extended period earlier this season, forcing an abrupt exit in the top of the second inning.

With the playoffs approaching, Kershaw’s season is seemingly over. With his contract expiring, it’s fair to wonder if Kershaw’s illustrious Dodgers career is over as well.

Kershaw, still in uniform moments after the Dodgers’ 8-6 comeback victory, called it “a tough blow.”

“It just got bad enough to where I couldn’t keep going tonight,” Kershaw said. “I’ll get it looked at again, obviously, in the next couple days. Haven’t quite wrapped my head around all that yet. The biggest thing was I just wanted to be part of this team going through October. This team is special. You saw tonight. ... I’ve known that. I know that we’re gonna do something special this year, and I wanted to be a part of that. That’s the hardest part for me right now is just knowing that chances are it’s not looking great for October right now.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 02, 2021 at 11:50 AM | 24 comment(s)
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