The Dodgers knew it would hurt and now have a better idea of just how much.
The damage to right-hander Zack Greinke’s collarbone came more into focus Friday when the Dodgers announced he would have an operation Saturday to have a rod inserted to stabilize his fractured clavicle and be out about eight weeks.
Greinke injured the collarbone Thursday when Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin charged the mound in the sixth inning after being hit with a pitch. The two collided shoulders.
The injury to the right-handed Greinke is to his left collarbone, so the Dodgers are probably crossing fingers that he can start throwing earlier than if it had injured his right shoulder.