Clayton Kershaw's Hip Injury

Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw will not need offseason surgery to repair an impingement in his right hip.

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Clayton Kershaw will not need hip surgery

The lefty hurler will avoid an operation this winter, according to the Dodgers' team trainer.

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Clayton Kershaw's Hip And The Dodgers' Chances

Clayton Kershaw was thought to be out for the year, but he came back to make a start on Sunday. Is this a good idea?

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Kershaw Gets Opinion From Hip Specialist

Dodgers lefty has an impingement of his right hip. He will re-start his throwing program Tuesday, in order to see if the pain persists.

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Clayton Kershaw Might Return In 2012

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw might potentially return this season after a second opinion on his hip condition came back with better news than expected. The Los Angeles Times reports that manager Don Mattingly believes there's still a chance for Kershaw to return, though the current status of the left-hander is unclear.

Yesterday, Kershaw was reportedly considering hip surgery. The ace's status at that time was much more bleak, as it was possible he'd even miss the start of next season. After visiting with Dr. Bryan Kelly on Tuesday, the outlook appears to be less painful for the Dodgers.

Stephen Fife will be Kershaw's replacement in the rotation. Kershaw won't throw in any bullpen sessions, according to the Times.

Kershaw currently holds a 12-9 record this season with a 2.70 ERA.

Check out more reaction on the news at True Blue LA.

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Hip Surgery Could Sideline Kershaw Until Mid-May

Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw will get a second opinion on his laboring right hip Tuesday after learning that surgery would sideline the young ace until mid-May of 2013. Per the Los Angeles Times:

Kershaw's decision on whether to have an operation will be made after [he] receives a second opinion from Dr. Bryan Kelly on Tuesday in New York.

Kershaw (12-9, 2.70) was unable to make his last scheduled start on Sunday and is feared to have a torn labrum in his right hip. (Coincidentally, a labrum tear is the same injury that fellow Dodger Jerry Hairston Jr. underwent season-ending surgery for last week.) The 2011 Cy Young winner's injury comes at the worst possible time for the Dodgers, who are just a game back of the Cardinals for the second wild card, but are now without three starting pitchers: Kershaw, Chad Billingsley and Ted Lilly.

The 24-year-old Kershaw, who has been LA's Opening Day starter the last two seasons, is under contract for $11 million next season and will not become a free agent until after 2014.

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