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Matt Kemp undergoes ankle surgery

Oct 21, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT

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Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp had surgery two weeks ago to “clean up” his left shoulder and now Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that he underwent surgery today to remove cartilage from his left ankle.

Kemp sprained his ankle in a home plate collision on July 21 and the injury lingered until he was ruled out for the playoffs. He won’t be able to put any weight on his foot for about a month and will be limited in his offseason training program, but his agent, Dave Stewart, still expects him to be ready for Opening Day next season.

Kemp was limited to just 73 games this season, batting .270/.328/.395 with six home runs, 33 RBI, and a career-low .728 OPS. The 29-year-old still has six years and $128 million remaining on his contract.

  1. ptfu - Oct 21, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Dave Stewart is Matt Kemp’s agent? That is all kinds of awesome. I’m now imagining him unleashing the Stewart Death Stare™ on some hapless GM in salary negotiations.

    • veraarnold - Oct 21, 2013 at 10:17 PM

      Do you like acting as inhibited as you are at work in your own house, and having future work evaluations reflect how well you entertain as well as how well you do your job?
      Then by all means invite people from the office.
      you have to try at least once,
      I assure you will know the meaning of success….. ℬ­­­­A­­­­ℛ­­­1­­­7­­­.Ⅽ­­­­­O­­­­­­Ⅿ

  2. nsauser - Oct 21, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Kemp will probably be in the clubs by weeks end. No need to worry about being healthy by February, the season starts in April!

  3. dickclydesdale - Oct 21, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Kemp is the perfect example of what happens when you give a guy $100+ million. He gets lazy & then injures himself.

    • losangelesbillsofbuffalo - Oct 22, 2013 at 10:53 AM

      Either that or he’s the perfect example of what happens when you use PED’s prior to earning a big contract, and then stops after making the money. His production goes down drastically & then injures himself because his body is worn down from the drug effects.

      • stex52 - Oct 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM

        Any data on that, or are we just into random accusations?

  4. senioreditor2 - Oct 21, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Best joke of the day, “his agent, Dave Stewart, still expects him to be ready for Opening Day next season”, not a chance, slowest healer in MLB, see you after the all-start game.

  5. MyTeamsAllStink - Oct 21, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Darren Dreifort is Matt Kemp. Kemp is Dreifort!!Kemp Dreifort Dreifort Kemp!!

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