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Matt Kemp needs surgery to “clean up” shoulder

Oct 8, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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Matt Kemp has already been ruled out for the playoffs with an ankle injury and now Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers outfielder will undergo surgery to “clean up” his left shoulder.

Kemp is expected to have plenty of time to recover from both injuries before spring training, but obviously he’ll head into 2014 as a question mark after missing 89 games this season and posting a career-low .723 OPS when healthy enough to play.

Eric Stephen of True Blue LA notes that last month in discussing a potential shoulder surgery the Dodgers’ team doctor suggested the recovery timetable was 6-8 weeks, so it qualifies as something more than just a minor procedure.

  1. thomas655 - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Hope Matt can get both his ankle and shoulder repaired and be back for spring training. As a Cardinals fan, I look forward to playing the Dodgers in the NLCS after tomorrow’s victory over Pittsburgh. GO CARDS!!!!!!

    • jimeejohnson - Oct 8, 2013 at 8:46 PM

      The Pirates are not done, yet.

  2. jc4455 - Oct 8, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    It’s too bad. As a Cardinals fan I would’ve wanted to face the Dodgers at full strength. Still should be a good series.

  3. jimeejohnson - Oct 8, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    St. Louis want to play an even better Dodgers team. No wonder you’re the best fans in baseball.

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