Los Angeles Dodgers to evaluate Clayton Kershaw on Thursday

UniqueThis 30 Oct 14
4:31 PM ET

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Clayton Kershaw coming back to start Game 4 is "a likely possibility" but still uncertain, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday, two hours before Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.

The Dodgers will wait to see how Kershaw's back responds Thursday morning ahead of that night's game.

Back spasms for Kershaw, which initially arose during a Saturday bullpen session, forced the Dodgers to scratch him on the morning of his Game 2 start, prompting rookie Tony Gonsolin to take his place. Kershaw threw what Roberts described as a "pretty aggressive" bullpen session from Globe Life Field later that afternoon, and the manager said his back has improved over each of the past four days.

If Kershaw can't go on Thursday, the Dodgers would have to piece together a bullpen game, with Dustin May likely handling several innings. If Kershaw does start Game 4 -- he would oppose Atlanta Braves right-hander Bryse Wilson -- the Dodgers can theoretically hold May until Game 5.

The Dodgers are down 2-1 in the best-of-seven postseason series after Wednesday's 15-3 win.

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