Roberts 'not too optimistic' after Kershaw suffers forearm injury

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Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw exited Friday's start against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning with left forearm discomfort.

"We're going to do some more tests tomorrow, but obviously when Clayton has to come out of a game, it doesn't bode well," manager Dave Roberts told reporters, according to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN. "What that means, we just don't know enough right now. Where we are, what's left in the season, just not too optimistic right now.”

Kershaw allowed three runs on 42 pitches before being replaced by Brusdar Graterol. His last pitch, an 86-mph slider, was hit for an RBI double by Brewers infielder Kolten Wong.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner entered Friday's game sporting a 3.38 ERA, 3.00 FIP, and 0.99 WHIP with 143 strikeouts this year. However, a forearm injury has limited Kershaw to just four starts since July.

"It's a tough blow, obviously," Kershaw said. "Just felt something in my elbow in the second inning. Forearm, elbow, I don't know what it is. Kind of the same thing I've been dealing with, and it just got bad enough to where I couldn't keep going tonight."

He added: "The biggest thing is I just wanted to be part of this team going through October. ... That's the hardest part for me right now, is that chances are it's not looking great for October right now."

Roberts 'not too optimistic' after Kershaw suffers forearm injury
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