Clayton Kershaw to avoid back surgery
Here’s the Dodgers’ official update on injured ace Clayton Kershaw:
Yesterday, Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw was examined by Dr. Robert Watkins Jr. in Los Angeles after experiencing low back discomfort. Following an MRI, it was determined that he has a mild disc herniation that will not require surgery. We will know more about his recovery time at a later date.
Tomorrow, it is expected that he will be officially be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
— Jon Weisman