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UPDATE: X-rays negative on Matt Kemp’s ankle

Jul 22, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

Kemp lunges while being forced out at home by Suzuki during the ninth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Washington Reuters

UPDATE: Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that X-rays on Kemp’s ankle came back negative.

7:00 PM: Matt Kemp was having a banner day in his return from the disabled list yesterday before he was forced to exit in the ninth inning after he sprained his left ankle on an awkward slide into home plate. Now the Dodgers are trying to figure out if a return trip to the disabled list is in his future.

According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Kemp will have precautionary X-rays on his ankle tonight. The Dodgers don’t believe there are any fractures, but manager Don Mattingly told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times that he is expected to miss the entire series against the Blue Jays at the very least.

Amazingly, yesterday was the first time all season that Kemp, Hanley Ramirez, and Carl Crawford were all in the starting lineup on the same day. While the Dodgers continue to climb in the standings, we’re going to have to wait a little while before they are all together again.

  1. pop562 - Jul 22, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    This guy can’t stay healthy.

  2. ayblincoln - Jul 22, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    If he had hustled down the line it never would have happened. frankly, he deserved it.

    • bfunk1978 - Jul 22, 2013 at 7:56 PM

      I agree with the first statement, but to say anybody “deserves” it is a bit over the line.

      • ayblincoln - Jul 22, 2013 at 8:08 PM

        Ok maybe he didn’t deserve it, but serves him right.

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