Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will miss two to three weeks with a back injury before being reevaluated, the team announced yesterday. Kershaw was placed on the 15-day disabled list this weekend due to back inflammation. He missed his Opening Day start against the Padres.
Kershaw's chances of pitching in April are in jeopardy. In March, Kershaw pitched 6 1/3 innings of one run baseball against the Diamondbacks in Australia. The two-time Cy Young award winner and three-time All Star will be missed greatly in a Dodgers' rotation that is seemingly losing starters by the day. They will be getting Zack Grienke back, but will now be without Kershaw for some time.
ESPN's Buster Olney reported that Kershaw's injury is similar to the one Padres' pitcher Andrew Cashner had in 2012, who missed two months.