Los Angeles – Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will fly to Germany and undergo experimental surgery to have his entire lower back removed, according to Dodgers spokesman Ari Fleshbinger. Kershaw has been experiencing back problems for several weeks now and sees lower-back-removal surgery as the best course of action. “Thanks to advances in modern medicine, Clayton can have his entire lower back removed and still be ready for the playoffs,” summarized Fleshbinger, in a prepared statement. As this treatment for back pain has yet to be approved by the FDA, Kershaw will have to travel to Germany for the procedure. Sources close to Kershaw believe he may also opt to remove his pitching arm as precaution while in Europe.