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Alex Wood to undergo elbow procedure, out eight weeks


The injury bug plaguing the Los Angeles Dodgers has officially mutated into super bacteria status.

According to a report by Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Dodgers lefty Alex Wood will undergo an elbow debridement procedure and is expected to miss the next eight weeks of action.

Wood has been on the shelf since late May with ongoing soreness in his pitching elbow. He was transferred to the 60-day disabled list at the end of June and, having apparently not made significant improvement, will now be out until at least September and could very well miss the remainder of the season. The 22-year-old had posted a 1-4 record with a 3.99 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and 62 strikeouts in 10 starts this year.

The Dodgers just got discouraging news on Tuesday about six-time All-Star Clayton Kershaw’s health, and now they will have to withstand another gut punch to their rotation as they look to catch the Giants atop the NL West.

Image Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

H/T theScore


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