Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers is on the injured list after leaving Thursday’s game due to lower back pain.

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Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Clayton Kershaw was put on the injured list on Friday with a lower back injury.

Kershaw is gone game on thursday against the San Francisco Giants as he warmed up before the fifth inning. Right before he left the game, he told the coaches, “My back.”

Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers stands in a dugout during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park in August.  February 4, 2022 in San Francisco.

Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers stands in a dugout during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park in August. February 4, 2022 in San Francisco.
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Kershaw, 34, leg pain difficult due to injury for the last few year s. He hasn’t made 30 starts since the 2015 season.

This is his 11th season at IL since 2014, and his second this year. Both stints at IL were due to back injuries.

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Despite injuries, the three-time Cy Young Award winner is performing similarly to previous years of his stellar career. He has a 2.64 ERA with 0.98 WHIP and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings. In his career, he has a 2.49 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw looks toward the field after dropping a double to the Los Angeles Angels' Luis Rengifo during the eighth inning of a July 15, 2022 game in Anaheim, California.

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw looks toward the field after dropping a double to the Los Angeles Angels’ Luis Rengifo during the eighth inning of a July 15, 2022 game in Anaheim, California.
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He also has responsibilities. two perfect games in the eighth inning this year. The first time it happened was during his season debut, but after the seventh inning he was pulled by manager Dave Roberts due to strict injury protection field counting.

This summer, Kershaw was named an All-Star for the ninth time and started the All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium. It was his first starting nod in the midsummer classic.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in a dugout during the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels on July 15, 2022 in Anaheim, California.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in a dugout during the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels on July 15, 2022 in Anaheim, California.
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Kershaw has made 15 starts this year after making 22 last season.