Dodgers Clayton Kershaw To Miss One Month, Possibly More with Back Injury

By Anthony Donatelli

Clayton Kershaw left Sunday afternoon’s tilt with the Atlanta Braves early after experiencing tightness in his lower back.

The Dodgers ace was pulled just 2 2/3 innings into the game and looks like he’ll be headed for the disabled list. Kershaw missed 2 1/2 months last season with a herniated disc in his back.

It looks like Kershaw will be on the on the shelf for a month or possibly longer, according to a tweet from FOX Sports Ken Rosenthal.

The Dodgers currently sit atop the National League West, 10 1/2 games over the second place Colorado Rockies as of July 24.

With the Kershaw news, Los Angeles could now be serious contenders to get a big name starting pitcher before the July 31 trade deadline.

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