The Dodgers will be finishing up this year without Clayton Kershaw. And for the first time in a very long time, they will head into the postseason without him taking the mound for them at all. That is the most likely scenario right now.
After coming out of the game on Friday night, the Dodgers placed Kershaw on the injured list on Saturday. The fear right now is that the injury to his forearm is something serious that could potentially require major surgery.
But as Dave Roberts revealed during his pregame on Saturday, the Dodgers knew this was a possibility. Given the injury that had held him out for a decent chunk of the year, Doc said that they knew him hurting himself worse was something that could happen.
Yeah, I think we all knew the possibility that it could get to this point. He was determined to do everything that he could in his power to see this thing through this year, to be a part of it as he noted last night. Unfortunately, it gave way last night but we kind of knew the possibility that this might happen.
Ultimately, it sounds like it came down to Kershaw wanting to push through and finish out this season. Dodgers fans know the competitor that he is and that he will never back down from the opportunity to pitch.
Now the only thing left to do is to determine the severity of the injury. If Kershaw faces the dreaded Tommy John surgery, will he want to continue to pitch?