Found September 19, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
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Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw met with a hip specialist yesterday who confirmed the diagnosis of a right hip impingement.  While the specialist said Kershaw can continue to pitch without risking further damage to his hip, the Dodgers will not allow the 2011 Cy Young Award winner to do so if the pain persists, reports Mike Fiammetta of MLB.com:

"He's really competitive, but also he knows he can't pitch," Mattingly said. "In certain points, he knows he can't pitch. When he can't go out and throw, he knows he can't compete. So it brings you to realism. When you can't throw, you can't go out and compete. So at that point, you know you've got to take care of it."

Kershaw resumed his throwing program yesterday, but the team hasn’t yet committed to when the 24-year-old will return to the rotation.  With Kershaw nursing his injured hip, Fiammetta projects rookie right-hander Stephen Fife to make a start in the near future.
If Kershaw is forced to miss multiple starts or the remainder of the season, it would certainly put a damper on the Dodgers chances of making the playoffs.  They currently trail the St. Louis Cardinals by 1.5 games for the final National League Wild Card spot.
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