Update: Zack Greinke to have Surgery, Out 8 Weeks

Zack Greinke, shown here pitching during spring training, is expected to miss 8 weeks with a broken collarbone sustained in last night’s brawl in San Diego. (Image source: Los Angeles Times http://www.trbimg.com/img-51460b0f/turbine/la-sp-zack-greinke-20130317/600)

Word from multiple sources now confirms that today Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke visited with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles today and after a CT scan determined the extent of his injury will undergo surgery for the broken collarbone that he sustained in last night’s bench-clearing brawl in San Diego.  The break is on the left (non-throwing) side of his shoulder.  During surgery a rod will be inserted into the collarbone to help set it.  Greinke is expected to miss 8 weeks due to the injury.

The brawl occurred in the Top of the 6th inning when Greinke hit Carlos Quentin, leading off the inning, with a high and inside fastball that appeared to get away from him.  Quentin charged the mound, Greinke threw his glove and leaned into a charging Quentin with his left shoulder.  Quentin tackled  Greinke to the ground.  In the midst of the commotion, Dodgers trainer Sue Falsone was seen walking off the field with Greinke.

No word yet on possible suspensions for Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin who charged the mound and caused Greinke’s injury or Dodgers outfield Matt Kemp, who engaged in a verbal altercation with Quentin after the game.

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