LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- Veteran Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed pitcher Jason Schmidt is out for the season after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder.
Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles had to repair damage in three separate areas on Wednesday.
Dodgers trainer Stan Conte said during the arthroscopic procedure, ElAttrache repaired a torn labrum, a frayed bicep tendon and cleaned up scarring in the bursa sac.
The labrum is cartilage that forms a cup in the ball-and-socket shoulder joint, allowing the head of the upper arm a wide range of motion.
"It must grow back to the bone, so the rehab process slows down," he said. "We anticipated that the labrum did not need to be reattached, but it did."
Conte was uncertain when Schmidt would pitch again.
"He has a challenging rehabilitation ahead of him and won't begin throwing for 3-4 months," Conte said.
This season, Schmidt was 1-4 in 25 2/3 innings.