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Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw Injury is a Huge ‘red flag’ Says MLB Expert

Last week, the Dodgers placed starter Clayton Kershaw on the injured list for the second time this season. Kershaw missed the bulk of the month of May due to a back-hip injury, and on Thursday, was pulled from his start after just four innings due to lower back pain.

The 34-year-old received an epidural injection and has yet to pick up a baseball, so he’s going to miss a few weeks with his latest injury, at least.

In a recent episode of the Baseball Tonight podcast with Buster Olney, Olney and Karl Ravech discussed Kershaw’s injury.

Ravech believes it’s a big cause for concern.

“Red flag. There’s nothing worse than seeing an older, veteran guy walk off the field. It’s not necessarily an elbow or a shoulder, but it’s something with age, a bad back. That’s what you associate with age. They are just things that don’t necessarily heal very quickly…it’s a red flag. I’m real worried. I’m sure he is. I’m sure the Dodgers are because this is something we’ve seen.” 

Ravech noted that he’s hopeful the future Hall-of-Famer can bounce back quickly.


Olney reinforced that Kershaw's injury history, coupled with his age, leaves his future very much unclear. 

"I think going forward, he's just at the age, he's got the injury history, you just assume nothing in terms of what he's going to bring."

For now, Dodgers fans will have to hold their breath for positive Kershaw news.

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Eric Eulau

Born and raised in Ventura, not "Ven-CH-ura", California. Favorite Dodger Stadium food is the old school chocolate malt with the wooden spoon. Host of the Dodgers Nation 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast.

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