Things continue to get worse for the Dodgers.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Clayton Kershaw would be out indefinitely after his back failed to respond well to a simulated game, and that Hyun-jin Ryu would go on the disabled list with elbow trouble after missing significant time due shoulder surgery.

On Wednesday, the Dodgers received more bad news concerning a starter's health. Alex Wood, who'd been on the disabled list since late May due to elbow soreness, will undergo an arthroscopic debridement on his throwing elbow that will sideline him for two months -- or, most likely, the rest of the season:

Wood's unavailability is another hit to a rotation that has had enough of them. As recently as this week, he'd thrown multiple innings in a simulated game, providing hope that he could return to the rotation in time. Granted, Wood's presence wouldn't have altered the need for an impact arm, but he would've upped the talent level and added another piece of depth.

Now? The Dodgers have four starters on the DL for the foreseeable future (Brett Anderson, who is aiming for a mid-August return, being the other). What's more is the Dodgers lack a reliable option. Kenta Maeda is in his first season in the States and could well hit a wall as the season progresses; Scott Kazmir has been hit or miss; Julio Urias is a baby; Bud Norris is Bud Norris; and Brandon McCarthy has dealt with his share of injury misfortune.

The Dodgers have a lot riding on those five, and that has to make everyone involved nervous -- even more so now that it's evident help isn't on the way.