2 Times Dodgers All-Star P Walker Buehler to Undergo Elbow Surgery at the End of the Season

Los Angeles Dodgers ejector launch Walker Buhler The elbow surgery is scheduled for the end of the season on August 23.

Dodgers The news was announced on Monday. Prominent sports surgeon and Dodgers physician Dr. Neil Turks will perform the procedure.

The Dodgers had been hoping the two-time All-Stars would return to the rotation before the end of the regular season then He had a strain in his right elbow that kept him out of action in June. The end of his season is a major blow as they seek their second World Championship title in three years.

Walker Buehler’s 2022 season is over. (Catelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

Dodgers Buehler’s team shut down on June 11 after an MRI revealed a grade II flexor strain. The initial plan, which did not include surgery, was for Buhler to rest and rehabilitate the injury without catching a baseball for 6-8 weeks. It’s over Choosing surgery on June 14 to remove bone spurs from the affected elbow. Now he needs another measure, and his season is over. The Dodgers have not offered speculation or a timeline for his return.

Buehler, 28, made his second All-Star work last season and finished fourth in the NL Cy Young vote with a 2.47 ERA, 0.968 WHIP, and 16-4 record while scoring 212 strikes and 52 walks in 207.2 runs. Before he was sidelined, Buehler saw his performance dip in 2022 with 4.02 ERA worst and 1.292 WHIP. Previously, Buehler had never posted an ERA higher than 3.44 in five seasons in the Dodgers cycle — that number came in just 36.2 rounds of the 2020 COVID-19 shortened campaign.

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The Dodgers also play without a nine-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw, Who has been on the casualty list for 15 days since August 4 with lower back pain. Kershaw on Friday said that He was able to throw without pain He hoped it would be thrown out of the bullpen pile within a week.

The good news for the Dodgers is the expected return of Dustin May, who has been out all season while recovering from Tommy John’s surgery. May recently completed his fifth start to rehab in the minor league While scoring 10 hits in five runs. He could return to the Dodgers’ rotation as soon as Saturday or Sunday against the Miami Marlins. The 24-year-old has a 2.93 ERA and 1,065 WHIP with 111 strikes and 27 walks in 113.2 runs across three MLB seasons.

The Dodgers entered Monday with the best baseball record and 79-34 with a 16-game lead over second-placed San Diego Padres in the NL West.

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