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Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts Provides Huge Update on Clayton Kershaw’s Rehab Timeline

Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw threw a three-inning simulated game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday.

Kershaw’s velocity was clocked at 88-89 mph, which is exactly where the team expected it to be at this point in his rehab. Kershaw was throwing two-seam fastballs and changeups in addition to his usual pitch mix.

After the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts provided an update on Kershaw to reporters, and said he’s “much further along” than expected.

Kershaw underwent surgery this offseason to repair the gleno-humeral ligaments and capsule in his left shoulder. He said he was hoping to be back sometime in “July-ish, August-ish,” but seems way ahead of schedule at this point.

Roberts said Kershaw’s next step could be a rehab start, which would put him well on track to return by August. Kershaw would likely throw a handful of rehab starts, but assuming all goes well, he could be on track for a return as early as July.

Roberts wasn’t ready to confirm whether Kershaw would be heading onto a rehab assignment just yet, but he made it sound like a real possibility.

Either way, Kershaw continues to make great progress, which is incredible news for him and the rest of the Dodgers’ staff.

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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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