And the final piece of news on the hip of Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday was … hang in there?
The Dodgers have officially entered a wait-and-see period regarding the sore hip of their prized left-hander.
Kershaw on Tuesday visited a New York hip specialist who confirmed he was suffering from right hip impingement.
Dr. Bryan Kelly told the Dodgers that Kershaw could continue to pitch if he could handle the pain without risking further damage to the hip, though the Dodgers said they would not pitch him if the pain persisted.
Kershaw was, however, scheduled to restart his throwing program Tuesday.
Kershaw would not meet with reporters after Tuesday’s game against the Nationals in Washington, D.C., was rained out, nor would he authorize trainer Sue Falsone to meet with the media to discuss his hip, so the information remained fairly vague.
Manager Don Mattingly told reporters earlier Tuesday there was a chance Kershaw, the National League’s reigning Cy Young winner, could pitch again this season.