Clayton Kershaw May Be Out Until May

9/18/12 in MLB   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Sept. 11, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA: (Editors note: Multiple exposure image) Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws in the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIREYou read that right. The only reliable pitcher that the Dodgers have may be out of the game until next May, even if they make it to the post-season.

Kershaw is in New York awaiting a second opinion from Dr. Bryan Kelly about if his right hip can hold up, or if he needs surgery. If the surgery is necessary, the ace won't be available until the next regular season.

Of the Dodgers' six starting pitchers, only Josh Beckett, Aaron Harang and Chris Capuano remain healthy.

Chad Billingsley has an elbow injury that ended his season, but there's no confirmation on if he'll need surgery.

Ted Lilly will have shoulder surgery on Friday, but is expected to be back in time for Spring Training.

Dodgers fans everywhere are holding their breath, waiting to find out what will happen to their ace, and in the meantime they're wondering if their team's pitching can rise to the occasion.

Kershaw is expected to know by Tuesday what his diagnosis is.


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