Clayton Kershaw has undergone shoulder surgery. Despite being on the cusp of an extension and retirement, Kershaw has made it clear that he wants to be on the mound next year.
Kershaw announced his shoulder surgery on Instagram on Thursday (April 4).
“This morning I had surgery to repair the labrum and glenohumeral ligament and joint capsule in my left shoulder,” he explained. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neelatrice. He is a renowned surgeon who has operated on Ryu Hyun-jin and Shohei Ohtani in the past.
Born in 1988, Kershaw, 35, has struggled with back and other injuries in recent years. Despite this, he remained healthy this season, going 13-5 with a 2.46 ERA and 137 strikeouts in 131⅔ innings over 24 starts. 아톰카지노 주소
In the postseason, however, he was unable to capitalize. He started Game 1 of the Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but was blown out for six runs in ⅓ of an inning, and the Dodgers were eventually eliminated.
After the season, Kershaw ended up on the operating table to repair the shoulder that had been bothering him. Due to the location, there”s no telling when he”ll return. His age is also a factor. On top of that, Kershaw is a free agent.
Despite the uncertainty, Kershaw expressed hope for an extension: “Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back out there at some point. Hopefully next summer. Thanks for the prayers,” he wrote.