It seems as if Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp just can’t catch a break this year.
In addition to career worst struggles after offseason shoulder surgery, Kemp spent over a month on the disabled list with a hamstring injury.
Considered minor, the tweaked hamstring wasn’t expected to keep Kemp out more than a day or two, but that turned into two weeks, which turned into nearly a month and a half.
Now, just a week or so after making his return, Kemp finds himself on the wrong side of an injury again though the Dodgers feel it’s nothing serious.
Opening up their series in San Francisco Friday night, Matt Kemp took a swing during his first at bat and immediately dropped his bat, grimacing in the process. He walked around behind home plate, obviously in pain, but remained in the game despite an urging from Dodger medical staff to come out. He never took another swing during the at-bat, walking in the process where he was quickly removed the following half inning.
The Dodgers said it was just a re-occurrence of ‘AC Joint’ irritation and it’s nothing that a cortisone shot can’t fix. At least, that’s their hope.
Kemp is considered day-to-day at this point.