He left in the second inning after only throwing 42 pitches. It’s the same injury that kept him on the injury list from July 4 to Sept. 12 earlier this season and could keep him off the Dodgers’ postseason roster.
“It’s a tough blow. Just felt something there in my elbow, I don’t know what it is. Kind of the same thing I’ve been dealing with. It got bad enough to where I couldn’t keep going,” he said.
“Chances are, it’s not looking good for October right now. I know we’re going to do something special this year and I wanted to be part of that.”
Kershaw was 10-8 this season with a 3.55 ERA and 144 strikeouts in 22 starts. He’s been one of the best pitchers to ever play for the Dodgers with three National League Cy Young awards and a National League MVP award in his trophy case.
Los Angeles will definitely be dealt a blow if Kershaw cannot go for the postseason. The Dodgers are trying to avoid playing in the wild-card playoff game. The team needs to win the remainder of the games on their schedule and hope the San Francisco Giants falter.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.