Injured Dodgers looking good for Opening Day

Injured Dodgers looking good for Opening Day

Injured Dodgers looking good for Opening Day

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With fingers crossed, the Dodgers are pleased to report that, to this point, their injured players are healing well.

"Right now, everybody is on schedule and anticipated to be ready for Opening Day," said Stan Conte, recently promoted to vice president of medical services. "No one, at this point in time, has had a setback or anything that we're concerned about."

Here's Conte's rundown on the players and their rehabs:

Matt Kemp, left shoulder surgery
He should start baseball activity at the end of this month or the beginning of January and should be ready to hit at the start of Spring Training.

Clayton Kershaw, right hip inflammation
He has zero pain or tightness. After two weeks off, he is on a full running program and has had physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around the hip.

Chad Billingsley, partially torn right elbow ligament
He responded well enough to platelet-rich plasma injections and rest to hit 94 mph in a simulated game last month, took a month off and then resumed his regular offseason throwing program this week.

Carl Crawford, Tommy John surgery on left elbow
He has full range of motion, was in Los Angeles last month for a checkup and is expected to start throwing at the end of the month.

Ted Lilly, left shoulder cleanup surgery
He's been throwing for several weeks, is now on a normal offseason program and is expected to be 100 percent for the start of Spring Training.

Kenley Jansen, heart ablation surgery
His procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat went as planned, he has returned to his home in Curacao, is on a conditioning program and will have no restrictions.

A.J. Ellis, left knee cleanup surgery
He will start running later this month and begin catching exercises, but is expected to be 100 percent for Spring Training.

Jerry Hairston, left hip labrum surgery
He will resume baseball activity at the end of the month. He hasn't started running yet.

Scott Elbert, left elbow cleanup surgery
He has progressed as expected and will be on his normal offseason program.

Javy Guerra, right A/C surgery
The arthroscopic procedure at the joint where the collarbone and scapula meet is now considered relatively minor. His pain is gone and he has resumed throwing.

Matt Guerrier, right elbow flexor tendon strain
He responded to PRP injections, avoided surgery and has no restrictions.

Justin Sellers, disk surgery
He has been cleared for full baseball activity.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.