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Zack Greinke injury: Dodgers pitcher to have surgery, out 8 weeks

Greinke will have the surgery preformed on Saturday in Los Angeles.


Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke was examined by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Friday, and the news was not good. Greinke will undergo surgery on his broken left collarbone and is expected to miss eight weeks.

A CT scan of the left clavicle showed that Greinke needs a rod placed to stabilize and align the fracture. The surgery will be performed Saturday by team physicians Dr. ElAttrache and Dr. John Itamura, at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles.

Eight weeks puts Greinke's return at roughly June 8, which would mean 51 games and roughly 10 or 11 starts missed. Earlier on Friday, the Dodgers put Greinke on the 15-day disabled list and recalled relief pitcher Shawn Tolleson from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Greinke's spot in the rotation will be filled by either Ted Lilly or Chris Capuano, with that first start coming on Tuesday against the Padres at Dodger Stadium.