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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Dave Roberts expects Clayton Kershaw to miss over a month

Clayton Kershaw

The news continues to worsen on the Clayton Kershaw front.

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday that it is fair to expect the ace lefty, who returned to the disabled list with a lower back strain after making just one start, to miss over a month, per The Athletic’s Pedro Moura.

Kershaw, the three-time Cy Young Award winner, has made just eight starts this season due to biceps tendinitis. After the injury cost him essentially the entire month of May, he returned on Thursday against the Philadelphia Phillies and lasted five innings but had noticeably diminished velocity.

This latest injury is especially worrisome because Kershaw also had some well-documented struggles with a lower back issue last year. Based on these comments from Roberts, it certainly wouldn’t be a surprise if the 30-year-old is held out until after next month’s All-Star break.

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