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When will LA Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw return from injury?

Clayton Kershaw will make his first start since May 7 when he returns to the mound to take on the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 30: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the dugout after becoming the Los Angeles Dodgers all-time strikeout Leader during the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Dodger Stadium on April 30, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.   Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images/AFP
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Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to come off the injured list on Sunday to start the Los Angeles Dodgers’ series finale against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced the news on Wednesday before their game against the Chicago White Sox.

This will be Kershaw’s first start for Los Angeles since May 7, after he landed on the IL due to right SI joint inflammation.

The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner was off to a sensational start to the season before getting hurt, going 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA over his first five outings. The 34-year-old veteran left-hander had 32 strikeouts to just three walks over 30 innings of work.

He was just as impressive in his lone minor league rehab start this past Sunday, yielding one run while striking out seven and walking one in four innings for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. He threw 44 of 59 pitches for strikes.

The Dodgers enter play Wednesday atop the NL West with a 35-20 record, one-and-a-half games ahead of the San Diego Padres and five-and-a-half games in front of the third-place Giants.