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 National League Championship Series, sources told ESPN.
Bellinger is expected to miss 10 weeks, which would put him on track to return by spring training, sources told ESPN.
His shoulder popped out of place when he bashed forearms in celebration with teammate Kike Hernandez after hitting a seventh-inning home run — one of four he hit during the postseason — in the Dodgers’ 4-3, series-clinching win against the Atlanta Braves.
Bellinger, 25, said team doctors popped it back into place “real quick” and he returned to center field to finish the game. He did not miss any games and played in the World Series as the Dodgers won the championship against the Tampa Bay Rays.
He hit 12 home runs this season, finishing with a .239 batting average and 30 RBIs.