While the Dodgers outlasted every team in the playoffs and ultimately became the 2020 World Series Champions, they didn’t do so without some bumps in the road. The team had a handful of players that weren’t their typical selves. One of those players was the former 2019 NL MVP, Cody Bellinger. The star outfielder could never really find a lasting groove this past season at the plate but showed flashes of his talent every now and then. Take his go-ahead home run in Game 7 of the NLC against the Atlanta Braves.
"It was one of those where you blacked out… You knew it was gone right away, it felt really good."@Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger joined @ArashMadani to discuss his #NLCS-winning home run, how they were able to erase a 3-1 series deficit, and more. ⤵️ #Postseason pic.twitter.com/Fy0CXGc6yz
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 19, 2020
It was after that very home run that Cody gave us all a scare when he separated his shoulder while celebrating with Kiké Hernandez. While he proved that he was still able to play after having his right shoulder pop out, it was reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan that the 25-year old underwent surgery to repair it.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the right shoulder he dislocated celebrating a home run in Game 7 of the NLCS, sources tell ESPN.
Bellinger is expected to miss 10 weeks, which would put him on track to return by spring training.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 17, 2020
He also reported that Bellinger will take around 10 weeks to heal from the surgery, so it shouldn’t worry Dodger fans too much. He’ll be back in time to work out with the team at Camelback Ranch in Spring Training. That’s good news to hear as a healthy Cody will be counted on to help the Dodgers defend their title and prove to the baseball world that they can win in any length season. We hope you have a speedy recovery Belli!