clock menu more-arrow no yes

Dodgers Injuries

Any and all injury news involving the Los Angeles Dodgers, including players on the disabled list, team training staff, club physicians, and other news.

Kershaw won’t need surgery, but will miss postseason

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw will miss the 2021 postseason, but won’t need surgery, as an MRI showed no ligament damage to his left elbow.

Elbow injury leaves Muncy ‘very unlikely’ to play in wild card game

Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy injured his left elbow in a collision at first base on Sunday, and had to leave the game against the Brewers.

Dodgers 2021 injured list tracker

Keeping track of all the various injured list stints for the Dodgers in 2021, with details on all of the franchise-record 36 players sidelined during the season.

Clayton Kershaw’s season is likely over after forearm discomfort

Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw left Friday’s game against the Brewers in the second inning with left forearm discomfort.

Lux leaves game after crashing into CF wall

Dodgers outfielder Gavin Lux suffered a neck stinger after crashing into the wall and had to leave Wednesday night’s game in the sixth inning.

Bellinger placed on injured list with fractured left rib

Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was placed on the injured list Tuesday with a fractured left rib, and will miss at least another week. Luke Raley was recalled from Triple-A and will start the series opener against the Rockies.

Cody Bellinger has a non-displaced rib fracture

Cody Bellinger is out of the lineup on Saturday, feeling soreness from a non-displaced fracture in his left ribs suffered during an outfield collision on Monday with an out-of-position Gavin Lux.

Pollock out at least 2-3 weeks with Grade 2 hamstring strain

Dodgers outfielder AJ Pollock left Saturday’s game against the Giants in the first inning after suffering a Grade 2 right hamstring strain while running the bases.

David Price sidelined with elbow soreness

Dodgers pitcher David Price is dealing with arm soreness and is day-to-day. He was originally scheduled to pitch bulk innings in the series opener against the Giants on Friday night.

Cole Hamels will miss rest of season

The Dodgers signed the former World Series MVP, hoping for pitching depth. Sadly, he won’t throw a pitch for the Dodgers in 2021.

Urías lands on IL with left calf contusion

Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left calf contusion Saturday, meaning he will miss at least one start for a team already scrambling to fill innings.

Mookie Betts has bone spur in injured hip

Mookie Betts is currently dealing with a hip injury. Back in Los Angeles, he received an injection to help the pain subside. The Dodgers are unsure about when he can potentially return.

Justin Turner hopeful to return this weekend

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner has been out since Sunday with a groin injury. He’s hopeful that he won’t have to spend time on the Injured List.

Right hip lands Mookie Betts back on IL

For the second time since the MLB All-Star Game, Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts is on the injured list with right hip inflammation.

Turner will miss a few days with groin discomfort

Justin Turner left Sunday’s game in the second inning with left groin discomfort, the Dodgers announced.

Cleavinger on IL (oblique), Bruihl called up

Dodgers reliever Garrett Cleavinger was placed on the injured list with a right oblique strain, and the Dodgers called up left-hander Justin Bruihl from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Mookie Betts back in Dodgers lineup, batting third

One night after leaving the game with right hip discomfort, Mookie Betts is back in the Dodgers lineup on Saturday against the Angels, batting third for the first time since 2017.

Kershaw eying September return: ‘Being hurt is miserable’

Clayton Kershaw has been on the injured list since the first week in July with left elbow inflammation, and soreness has delayed his potential return to September. "Being hurt is miserable, and I really don’t enjoy it at all," he said.

Jimmy Nelson will have season-ending elbow surgery

Dodgers pitcher Jimmy Nelson is out for the remainder of the 2021 season (and possibly 2022), needing both Tommy John surgery and right flexor tendon repair.

Kelly injures hamstring while closing out win

Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly injured his hamstring in the ninth inning of Sunday’s win over the Rockies. He’ll receive treatment on the hamstring on Monday before the club travels to San Francisco, and the team will determine his next step from there.

Betts finally placed on IL, Nelson rejoins bullpen

The Dodgers placed Mookie Betts on the 10-day injured list on Sunday with right hip inflammation, after a full week out of the starting lineup. Pitcher Jimmy Nelson was activated from the injured list after missing 14 games.

Dodgers betting on Betts being ready for SF

Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts is out of the lineup for a sixth straight day, dealing with right hip inflammation. The club has no plans to place him on the injured list, instead betting that he’ll be ready to return when the Dodgers play the Giants starting Tuesday in San Francisco.

Betts scratched from lineup. Seager back by Wednesday?

Mookie Betts was a late scratch from Dodgers lineup on Monday, missing his second straight game with right hip irritation. Corey Seager could return from the injured list as early as Monday, depending on how he feels Tuesday.

Hamstring will cost Lux at least a few days, if not more

Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux will miss some time with a hamstring injury, and Victor Gonzalez will likely be activated from the injured list to join the bullpen on Monday.

Corey Seager will continue rehab in Arizona

Corey Seager will continue his rehab from a broken hand at Camelback Ranch in Arizona, taking at-bats in simulated games and might not need a minor league rehab assignment before returning to the Dodgers. Also, injury updates on Clayton Kershaw and Jimmy Nelson.

Uceta placed on IL, Reks recalled

Struggling Dodgers relief pitcher Edwin Uceta was placed on the injured list with a left lumbar strain, and outfielder Zach Reks was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Nelson on IL with lumbar strain, Vesia recalled

Dodgers reliever Jimmy Nelson was placed on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a left lumbar strain. Left-hander Alex Vesia was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City, the eighth different pitcher added to the Dodgers bullpen in the last eight days.

Dodgers relieved Kershaw’s MRI shows ‘only’ inflammation

The Dodgers got relatively good news on Friday, with the MRI on Clayton Kershaw’s left forearm showing only inflammation. He will play catch on Saturday, rest through the All-Star break, and potentially rejoin the starting rotation shortly after the break.

Kershaw lands on IL with left forearm inflammation

Clayton Kershaw was placed on the injured list with left forearm inflammation, and the Dodgers are down to three healthy and active starting pitchers.

Gonzalez lands on IL with plantar fasciitis

Dodgers left-hander Victor Gonzalez, the most used member of the pitching staff, was placed on the injured list on Tuesday with left plantar fasciitis. The club recalled left-hander Garrett Cleavinger, one day after he was optioned to Triple-A.

Gray still ‘a ways down the road’ from return to mound

Dodgers top prospect Josiah Gray isn’t yet throwing off a mound as he works his way back slowly from a right shoulder impingement. Elsewhere in the minors on Saturday, Brandon Lewis homered twice, Miguel Vargas had his first two Double-A hits, and more.

Oblique strain lands Muncy on IL

Max Muncy left Friday’s game with right side tightness after just one inning, and on Saturday was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain.