Stop me if you’ve heard this before – Matt Kemp is expected to return ‘soon’.
This time it, though, might have some merit.
Kemp, who has been out since July 22nd with an ankle injury is apparently just 7-10 days away from returning to the field, this according to Dodgers.com:
Outfielder Matt Kemp tested his sprained left ankle on Sunday, shagging balls in center field and taking early batting practice on the field at Dodger Stadium.
It was the first time Kemp had tracked fly balls and fielded grounders since he injured his ankle in an awkward slide at home plate on June 21 in Washington, and he moved well.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly hinted three days ago that Kemp would return in “about” 10-14 days which would make his return a week away, give or take.
It’s been a season derailed by injuries for Kemp who has missed 55 of the Dodgers’ 117 games and in the games he did play, he’s put up woeful statistics which many have attributed to his offseason shoulder surgery.
The loss of the slugger hasn’t hurt the Dodgers, though, who have been red hot for weeks now, building a 7.5 game lead in the National League West.