Manager Don Mattingly was pressed on Kershaw before Tuesday’s afternoon game against the San Diego Padres and was said Kershaw’s return was ‘going to take some time’. How much time? At least another two or three weeks at minimum as Dylan Hernandez reports the Dodgers plan to place their ace on a multi-week throwing program.
Kershaw will be placed on a rehab that includes a submaximal throwing program for the next 2-3 weeks. The time table on when Kershaw might return to major league competition will be determined when he is re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks.
Obviously that doesn’t sound overly good for Kershaw or the Dodgers, but understandably they want their ace to be completely healed before he returns so they’re going to take the most cautious approach with Kershaw that they can.
Hopefully between the rest and throwing program, Kershaw will be ready to hit the mound after his evaluation in a few weeks.