Dodgers Ryu shares thoughts on injury, rehab setbacks

May 13, 2015
Ryu Hyun-jin stretches his shoulder on Sunday, but could not throw without discomfort. (Yonhap)

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Ryu Hyun-jin has yet to make a start in the 2015 season (Yonhap)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin has been sidelined with a shoulder injury for almost six weeks now and has yet to make a start during the 2015 season.

The 28-year-old South Korean experienced a setback last week according to, but hopes to be back on the field as soon as possible.

“After the third bullpen session, my pitching wasn’t as good as expected,” Ryu told on Tuesday. “It was more of an extended stiffness that lasted a couple of days rather than pain, which negatively affected my fastball.”

Manager Don Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times that his velocity was right around 82 to 83 mph, which happened to be “below what the team was comfortable with.”

Ryu’s fastball averaged 90.8 mph in his previous two seasons according to

Despite the setback, the lefty is still working hard on other areas of his rehab to make sure he doesn’t lose too much time.

“I’m doing everything besides throwing a baseball so other things are being well prepared,” he said.

The Dodgers hold the second best record (22-10) in Major League Baseball and lead the National League West at the moment.