Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp was finally activated from the disabled list yesterday afternoon and his return was felt almost immediately with a solo home run in the second inning.
Kemp also smacked an RBI single and double to give him three hits and three RBIs on the afternoon as the Dodgers completed the three-game sweep.
However, Kemp had to leave the game in the ninth inning after he rolled his ankle and according to Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com, he will undergo x-rays:
Matt Kemp will have precautionary x-rays on his ankle tonight but the club does not believe there are any fractures.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) July 22, 2013
Kemp missed a significant portion of the season with a hamstring injury while also spending time on the disabled list with a strained shoulder, the same shoulder that he had surgery on this off-season.
With the overcrowded outfield, the Dodgers will be able to survive the blow in the interim, but he looked sharp in his return from injury.
Don Mattingly said after the game that he didn’t believe the injury was significant, but he said that Kemp won’t play in the series with the Blue Jays.
The team doesn’t believe the x-rays will show a fracture in the ankle, but it’s possible that an MRI could be taken in the coming days.
Update at 7:50 PST from Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times:
Kemp’s X-rays were negative.
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) July 23, 2013