Here's How Long Dustin May Will Be Out With Right Elbow Injury

Here's How Long Dustin May Will Be Out With Right Elbow Injury


Los Angeles Dodgers righty Dustin May will miss at least the next month after leaving his May 17 start after just 16 pitches.

May was diagnosed with a Grade 1 flexor pronator strain and will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection in the flexor tendon to promote healing.

He will be shut down for at least two weeks while waiting for the PRP injection to take effect, according to the Pro Baseball Docs at Sports Injury Central.

The 25-year-old had reportedly been pitching through lingering soreness while making his way back from Tommy John surgery he underwent in May 2021. 

An MRI after his recent exit showed his UCL is intact and he will not require a second Tommy John procedure at the moment.

The lingering soreness in his right elbow was the result of his flexor tendon not healing properly during his rehab.

May returned in late August 2022 after Tommy John surgery in May 2021, making six starts and posting a 4.50 ERA with a record of 2-3.

This season, he was 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA in nine starts.

Los Angeles is already down Walker Buehler, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery last season. That leaves their rotation options thin until May returns.

Depth starters Ryan Pepiot and Michael Grove are currently on IL, meaning top prospect Gavin Stone may join the big league club soon.

Los Angeles Dodgers World Series 2023 Odds

The Dodgers, 29-17, currently have the best odds to win the World Series at +480, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The Braves are also tied for the best odds at +480.

With a 3.5 game lead in the NL West, Los Angeles is -750 to win the division. Odds subject to change.

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