The Dodgers just keep taking losses this weekend. After losing on Friday night, it was worsened with the news of Walker Buehler leaving the game early with an arm injury. They lost again to the Giants on Saturday after the offense failed to get going in time, and then more Buehler news made things even worse.
Dave Roberts talked about Buehler’s injury after they did more tests on in. An MRI on his elbow revealed a ligament strain in his elbow, and the news isn’t very good. It could have been worse though, and the Dodgers pitcher will avoid surgery.
Doc said that Buehler will be shut down for 6-8 weeks with his injury. After that, the Dodgers flamethrower will need to be built back up again. So that means they will be without him on the mound likely until around September, a huge blow to the staff.
Dave Roberts said Walker Buehler’s MRI showed a ligament strain in his elbow. He won’t need surgery, but will be shut down for 6-8 weeks, then will have to build back up all over again
Dodgers expect him to pitch again this year, but Roberts said it’s “gonna be a while”
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On one hand, the injury is incredibly devastating to the team. But the positive view of it is that he doesn’t need to have surgery and he will be ready in time for playoff baseball. Still, being without a guy that has been their best pitcher over the last few years isn’t ideal at this point in the season.