One of the worst parts of a season coming to an end is when players have to undergo procedures over an offseason to deal with an injury. Instead of taking the time to relax, reflect and get ready for the new season, that player is forced to rehab during the time off.
It happens every offseason and can be detrimental to a team’s preparation. For the Dodgers, it seems that they may have dodged a bullet in this regard.
President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman gave an update on the injured players for LA but did give some good news regarding any surgeries for this offseason. He was asked if there are any procedures coming up for any players, and his answer will make LA fans happy.
“Uhhhh… no. Not that we know of right now.”Via Dodgers Nation YouTube
This is great news and means that nobody is dealing with anything too serious. Or at least as far as he knows.
The biggest question for everyone is what is going on with veteran pitcher Clayton Kershaw’s shoulder injury. It has been reported that he will be looking to see what his options are to repair the issue, and surgery will be one of those options.
So, it’s awesome news that Friedman doesn’t anticipate any surgeries at least right now. The hope is that Kershaw can use the offseason to heal the shoulder, and then return for another year. But he is mulling retirement, and the shoulder injury will determine things for him.
Either way, it seems that LA got out of the year as clean as can be relative speaking. Now they can take the offseason to get better, and see if they can get themselves right for another run toward a World Series next year.
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