(FOX 11) - 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.
Vin Scully underwent a recommended medical procedure this morning and is resting comfortably. (1/3)— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 8, 2015
On the advice of his doctors, Scully will miss the Dodgers’ postseason games to rest up but is looking forward to returning in 2016. (2/3)— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 8, 2015
Everyone in the Dodgers organization wishes Vin the speediest of recoveries. (3/3)— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 8, 2015
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