Dave Roberts: ‘Gonna be a while’ until Walker Buehler returns

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts offered an ominous comment about Walker Buehler on Saturday.

The Dodgers placed Buehler on the injured list Saturday due to a forearm strain. The injury is fairly significant.

Roberts revealed after Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the Giants that Buehler won’t be able to throw for 6-8 weeks. Once he is cleared to throw, Buehler would have to begin a throwing program from the beginning and work all the way back up to being major league-ready.

Though the Dodgers expect to have Buehler back, Roberts said “it’s gonna be a while.”