Dodgers’ Kershaw Hopes to Play Despite Injury Setback

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw in 2020
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw in 2020. Photo by Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (10961995y)

The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is hoping that he can play baseball once again next summer after he underwent shoulder surgery on Friday. The surgery, with Dodgers head physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache, was done to repair the glenohumeral ligaments and his shoulder capsule.

“I am hopeful to return to play at some point next summer,” Kershaw announced on social media. “Thanks for your prayers!” Prior to his surgery, the pitcher was sidelined for six weeks due to his shoulder injury.

A free agent over the past three seasons, Kershaw has signed one-year contracts with the Dodgers for two years in a row in order to remain with the team. While this is his third year doing so, he has proven loyal to the Dodgers; the only team he has pitched for since beginning his career in the majors in 2008.

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