Injury Roll Call

Injury Roll Call: Greinke out 8 weeks, Hanley’s cast comes off, Jansen’s heart back to normal

Zack Greinke has a broken left collarbone because Carlos Quentin is an imbecile. The initial timetable is eight weeks following surgery, and Greinke has traveled back to LA to visit with team doctor Neal ElAttrache and go under the knife. A CT scan of the left clavicle showed that Greinke needs a rod placed to stabilize and align the fracture. ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp’s shoulder fine, Billingsley ready, Lilly … healthy, 13 on DL in minors

While Don Mattingly believes Matt Kemp‘s shoulder may be a mental hurdle he’ll have to get past, he and the Dodgers staff are not concerned about it affecting Kemp physically, as the injury hasn’t cropped back up after off-season surgery and there have been no lingering side effects. “He may be thinking about [the shoulder], but it doesn’t seem like ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Billingsley probably back on April 10 + Elbert gets PRP, return unknown

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Chad Billingsley turned in an impressive minor-league outing on Friday in which he was able to throw his curve sans any finger or elbow issues. Manager Don Mattingly said Billingsley remains in his starting rotation, but it will just be a matter of when. The Dodgers don’t technically need a fifth starter until Apr. 13, their 11th game of the ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Billingsley on track, Crawford confident, Uribe still fat, Greinke bad but good

Chad Billingsley reported no pain in his injured finger following a minor-league start on Saturday. “In the past few days there haven’t been any issues with any tenderness. The only issue is with my curve ball because I spike it with my fingertip, which pushes the nail back into the finger,” Billingsley said. “I didn’t throw anything yesterday, and didn’t ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley surgery, out 2 months, Uribe says hi + Greinke & Billingsley pain-free

Hanley Ramirez needs surgery on his injured right thumb. Sources: Hanley needs surgery on his right thumb. #Dodgers. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 21, 2013 Lame. The timetable for Hanley is eight weeks following the surgery, meaning at-best we’re probably looking at mid-May for Hanley’s 2013 debut. Well … say hello to a starting left side of the infield featuring ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley out weeks & set for MRI, Greinke ready, Bills hurts everything but elbow

Dodgers designated hitter third baseman first baseman shortstop Hanley Ramirez jammed his right thumb while diving for a groundball in the World Baseball Classic and he’ll get an MRI today at the Camelback Ranch. Your browser does not support iframes. His WBC manager and general manager gave differing takes on the severity of it. “I don’t think it’s bad,” Dominican ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke iffy for Opening Day, Crawford making progress, Bills still solid

Zack Greinke, who was out with elbow discomfort and forearm stiffness, received an injection after being examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. The team doctor gave Greinke an injection of platelet-rich plasma and anti-inflammatory medication. The pitcher has been prescribed rest for two to three days and then a return to a progressive throwing program. ElAttrache’s diagnosis confirmed an MRI taken ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke’s elbow to be examined, Crawford’s slow progress, Guerra’s … groin

After previously reporting forearm tightness to the Dodgers, it’s been relayed that Zack Greinke is now dealing with elbow discomfort, which will force him to miss his latest Spring Training outing. “Doctors have ruled out serious injuries such as ligament damage,” wrote Gurnick, who called the move precautionary. “Greinke has told the club he’s dealt with similar elbow issues in ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke’s forearm, Carl questionable, Ethier’s recurring problem, Tolleson’s knee

Zack Greinke missed a bullpen session on Sunday due to forearm tightness. Greinke had “a little forearm tightness and thought it best to give it a day to let it rest,” pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said. “It’s nothing to be alarmed about. He’s had it before and he’s still expected to make his next start [Wednesday].” Fortunately, it’s not anything ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Crawford’s setback, Billingsley & Kemp feeling good, Gwynn hamstrung

Carl Crawford took live batting practice against an actual pitcher for the first time since elbow surgery last August. However, yesterday he reported forearm soreness and was held out of batting practice and drills. Crawford, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow last Aug. 23, took batting practice against live pitchers on Monday, but hasn’t been able to ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: The elbows of Billingsley, Crawford, and Elbert + Withrow’s nagging back

The Dodgers begin their 2013 Spring Training with a ton of injury concerns, and now that the whole team has reported, it’s time for an update on player statuses. No better way to start this off than with Chad Billingsley, who might be the biggest question mark of all even if the depth acquired has mitigated the consequences if he ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Guerra, Billingsley, Jansen updates + Hanley’s knee + Belisario exists

Rick Honeycutt provided a bunch of updates on the health of Clayton Kershaw, Javy Guerra, Chad Billingsley, Shawn Tolleson, Josh Wall, and Kenley Jansen. “Clayton was great, outstanding,” said Honeycutt. “But he was outstanding his last three starts, so that wasn’t a surprise. Shawn Tolleson had a little back tightness, but he threw a ‘pen. So did Josh Wall and ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kershaw’s hip a non-issue, A.J.’s knee ready to go, Billingsley says elbow fine

Clayton Kershaw related to Dylan Hernandez that the hip injury which felled him during the 2012 campaign has not been an issue this offseason. “It was never a problem for me,” said Kershaw. The Dodgers allowing Kersh to pitch on the balky hip late last season – in what was a lost season towards the end, no less – still ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Matt Kemp Progressing, Scott Elbert Undergoes Another Elbow Surgery

Ken Gurnick reports that Matt Kemp is ahead of schedule in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, and that Kemp expects to be ready for Opening Day. Kemp has reported still feeling soreness in the shoulder he injured after crashing into the outfield wall in Colorado on consecutive days: “That’s my goal,” said Kemp. “I’m hitting off the tee, no ... Read More »