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Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw Suffers Setback, Shut Down From Throwing

Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw has suffered a minor setback in his return from his first major surgery.

Kershaw has been dealing with some soreness, and won’t make his next scheduled rehab start on Tuesday. Moreover, Kershaw has been shut down from throwing for at least a week, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters on Monday ahead of the team’s series opener against the White Sox in Chicago.



Fortunately, the MRI showed no new damage in the surgically repaired shoulder, but the Dodgers will remain cautious with their 36-year-old superstar.

Kershaw made his first rehab start last week at Rancho Cucamonga. He went three innings, allowing one earned run with five strikeouts.

He came out of that start feeling general soreness, but will now take a step back as he tries to make a midseason return for Los Angeles.

Kershaw said after his start that he didn’t know how long it would take for him to ramp up for a return to the Dodgers. Now, that timeline will be pushed back at least a week as he deals with soreness in his shoulder.

Kershaw underwent surgery this offseason to repair the glenohumeral ligaments and capsule in his throwing shoulder. It was the first surgery of his storied career.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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