LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu had successful surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, the team announced on Thursday, officially ruling out the left-hander for the remainder of the 2015 season.
The surgery was performed by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers say Ryu is expected to be ready to pitch by spring training in 2016.
"It was a labral repair. Just talking with Stan [Conte, team head of medical services], he seemed pretty optimistic and upbeat about this being as good as it could possibly be," manager Don Mattingly told reporters on Thursday (sound per David Vassegh of Dodger Talk). "For someone who had to have surgery, it sounded like it was a really good result."
Here are reports from on the ground in San Francisco:
Ryu expected to be ready for spring training.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) May 21, 2015
"Sounds like he's going to be ready to pitch next year in spring training," Mattingly said. Labral repair.— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) May 21, 2015
Chances good Ryu will be ready for spring training, Mattingly said.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) May 21, 2015
Mattingly said Hyun Jin Ryu had surgery this morning. Labral repair. "For someone who had to have surgery it sounded like a good result."— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 21, 2015
Ryu had successful surgery this AM. He's not expected to pitch this year. Hopeful for Spring Training next year. #Dodgers— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) May 21, 2015
Relatively little damage to Ryu's labrum.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) May 21, 2015