Dodgers Team News

Dodgers News: Shelby Miller Reveals Extent of Pain From Neck Issue

Shelby Miller was off to an incredible first year with the Dodgers this season. Then, he woke up in pain.

Miller was placed on the bereavement list in mid-June, and dealt with airplanes and long car rides that stiffened up his neck.

While Miller was initially placed on the 15-day IL, his neck just did not heal, ultimately forcing him to go on the 60-day IL, much to the surprise of his manager.

Now, two months later, Miller is still out, and has no clear timetable for a return.

With the team in Arizona this past week, Miller was able to provide an update on his neck injury, one that sounds much worse than we initially realized.

“It was pretty big,” Miller said. “It was shooting on a nerve and going down my left side. It wasn’t on my throwing arm, which is good. It wasn’t when I was performing or anything. Just at night, it was not very comfortable. And then it was really stiff for a while. I don’t know how it happened. Woke up one day and it was there.”

Via Bill Plunkett, Orange County Register

The hope it still for Miller to return this season, which would be a welcome sight for LA’s bullpen.

Before going down with the injury, Miller was one of LA’s better relievers, sporting a 2.40 ERA in 30 innings of work.

This has been by far his best year as a reliever, and clearly, LA was able to unlock something in him to turn him into an above-average bullpen arm.

Hopefully Miller is able to return soon, as it would be nice for him to get tons of reps to get back on track before the postseason.

Photo Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

We’re giving away an authentic Mookie Betts jersey. All you have to do is subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Subscribe and hit that notification bell to stay up to date on all the latest Dodgers news, rumors, interviews, live streams, and more!

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button