Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger has surgery on shoulder he injured in celebration

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger underwent surgery Tuesday on his right shoulder, which he injured celebrating his go-ahead home run in the National League Championship Series. 

Standard recovery from the surgery is expected to take around 10 weeks, the Dodgers said in a statement, which should give Bellinger enough time to be fully healthy for spring training. 

Bellinger suffered the injury when he and teammate Kiké Hernandez bashed forearms after Bellinger's go-ahead home run in the bottom of the seventh inning of NLCS Game 7 against the Atlanta Braves. 

The Dodgers eventually won the game 4-3 to advance to the World Series. 


The @Dodgers take a Game 7 lead. 😱

"I hit Kiké’s shoulder a little too hard and my shoulder popped out," Bellinger said after the game. "They had to pop it back in so I could play defense. It kinda hurt."

Against the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series, Bellinger hit just .136 (3-for-22) with a home run and three RBI. 

After winning the 2019 National League MVP award, Bellinger, 25, had a disappointing regular season, posting a .239/.333/.455 slash line with 12 home runs in 56 games. 

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