Found September 17, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the middle of a collapse that has taken them from a near-lock for the postseason, to on the outside looking in. On Sunday things got even worse. The Dodgers lost on Sunday, and are now 7.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the National League West, and one-game out of the final wild card spot. But Los Angeles also learned on Sunday that they will likely finish the regular season without the their ace starting pitcher, Clayton Kershaw. The 2011 National League Cy Young Award winner is probably done for the 2012 season thanks to right-hip inflammation that has been bothering him for a while. Kershaw took a cortisone shot to help dull the pain last week, but he couldn’t even make an attempt to start on Sunday. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told Kershaw that he wasn’t going to pitch until he saw hip specialist Dr. Bryan Kelly, and the 24-year-old didn’t argue with his manager. If Kershaw opts to have surgery on his hip he will likely miss the start...

Injury Roll Call: Kershaw Could Miss Start Of 2013, Elbert & Lilly Set For Surgery, Minors

Clayton Kershaw may need surgery on his right hip and he could miss not only the rest of this season but the start of next season as well, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. If Kershaw must undergo surgery to repair his ailing right hip, he isn’t expected to be pitching in ...

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw to Miss Series Finale Against Cardinals

The Los Angeles Dodgers pulled into a tie with the St. Louis Cardinals in the Wild Card last night thanks to a walk-off single by Juan Rivera.  However, in the finale, the game that will decide who exits the series with a lead in the Wild Card, the Dodgers will be without their ace.  Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his Sunday start due to his sore right hip. The...

Clayton Kershaw trying to throw without using his hips sounds like a swell idea … no it doesn’t

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got a second opinion on his hip today, which revealed nothing new from the doctor, but we did get a few tidbits dropped on the situation by other people. Clayton Kershaw was examined Tuesday by a hip specialist, who said the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner can continue to pitch without risking further damage to his right hip, but the Dodgers...

NL West Injury News: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers, Padres

Although the division race is not all that tight, the National League West still has a total of four teams mathematically in contention.  The Dodgers are just a game back of the Cardinals in the Wild Card, the Diamondbacks are 4.5 games back, and the Padres are six games back.  The Giants have a strong 7.5 game lead on the division.  Injuries may determine who advances...

Clayton Kershaw could be done for 2012

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw is out for the time being. The lefty was scratched from Sunday’s start against the St. Louis Cardinals due to issues with inflammation with his right hip. Click Here To Read This Story

Dodgers' Kershaw out indefinitely with hip injury

Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw will not make his scheduled start Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals, and the team announced the 2011 Cy Young Award winner is out indefinitely due to inflammation in his right hip. Kershaw will see a specialist in New York on Tuesday to determine whether he will need surgery. Kershaw (12-9, 2.70 ERA) leads the National League...

Kershaw to miss start of 2013 season?

Clayton Kershaw might not be the Dodgers' opening-day starter next year. If Kershaw must undergo surgery to repair his ailing right hip, he isn't expected to be pitching in the major leagues until the middle of May, according to people familiar with his condition who were not authorized to speak publicly about it. Kershaw's decision on whether to have an operation...

Hip specialist: Kershaw OK to pitch

Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw has been examined by a hip specialist who says the Los Angeles left-hander can continue to pitch without risking damage to his sore right hip, but the Dodgers want to keep him sidelined if the pain persists. The team said Kershaw would re-start a throwing program Tuesday, when the Dodgers' scheduled game at the Washington Nationals...

Clayton Kershaw Likely Done for the Season

Los Angeles Dodgers ace, Clayton Kershaw will more than likely be sidelined until May of 2013 due to pain in his right hip that could require surgery. Kershaw and the Dodgers are expected to know for sure this afternoon [Tuesday] if in fact Kershaw will need to undergo hip surgery. Kershaw is meeting with Dr. Bryan Kelly, a specialist in New York, today for an official prognosis...

Kershaw's availability for Dodgers will be determined Tuesday

For the second consecutive Sunday, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start with pain in his left hip. Last week, after getting a cortisone shot in his hip, Kershaw was able to start two days later and pitch seven strong innings. But this time sounds worse for the left-hander. Kershaw will meet with hip specialist Dr. Bryan Kelly in New York on Tuesday...

Report: Kershaw may be out until next May

The outlook keeps getting bleaker for Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw missed his scheduled start on Sunday because of a hip problem, and if he must have surgery on that hip, he may not be able to pitch again until next May, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. Kershaw's decision regarding surgery will be made after Kershaw gets a second opinion from Dr.Bryan Kelly...

No decision made on whether Kershaw will pitch again in 2012

A hip specialist confirmed that Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was suffering from a hip impingement, but it still has not been determined whether Kershaw will pitch again this season, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. Kershaw visited Dr. Bryan Kelly on Tuesday, and Kelly told the Dodgers that Kershaw could continue to pitch without risking further injury, as...
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