Vin Scully to miss playoffs after undergoing medical procedure

- Famed Dodgers announcer Vin Scully underwent a "recommended medical procedure'' Thursday and is recovering, but the team says he will not return to the microphone this season.

Team officials did not release details of the procedure, but said Scully plans to return to his job as scheduled next season.

The Dodgers will host the New York Mets Friday in the first game of the National League Division Series.

Scully, 87, announced in August that he plans to return for the 2016 season, which will be his 67th with the team.

During the regular season, he only announces home games, along with road games in San Francisco and Anaheim. Scully indicated, however, that next season would likely be his last.

"I don't want any headlines, but I would say next year would be the last one. I mean how long can you can keep fooling people?'' Scully said. "I would be saying `Dear God. If you give me next year, I'll hang it up.'''

Scully, considered by many the greatest sportscaster of the 20th century, said he does not want to have a farewell tour.

"The last thing I want is to have one of these glorified goodbyes,'' Scully said. "With God as my judge, I would have been thrilled if they announced I was coming back in the notes'' distributed to reporters before the
game.

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