Los Angeles Dodgers place Clayton Kershaw on injured list

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Sep 26, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) looks on during the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Mere hours before he was set to open yet another season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, one of the best pitchers in baseball is now on the shelf.

The Dodgers have reportedly placed Clayton Kershawn on the injured list

This obviously is not great news for the World Series favorites. Kershaw has been a regular fixture as the Dodgers’ Opening Day starter since he morphed into an ace all the way back in 2011.

Kershaw, 32, pitched to a 16-5 record with a 3.03 ERA and 1.04 WHIP for Los Angeles a season ago.

Dustin May will start in Kershaw’s stead against the San Francisco Giants Thursday evening in Los Angeles.