Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kemp's Ankle Still Sore

Even running at fractional speed, Matt Kemp's ankle is still problematically sore:

Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is progressing from a sprained left ankle, but still had a slight limp Monday during light agility drills on the field at Dodger Stadium.

Kemp worked out before Monday's game with Stan Conte, vice president, medical services, running in a straight line and stopping. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Kemp was running at 60 to 70 percent, and Kemp appeared to be bothered by the ankle.

"Stan is looking for a little bit more explosion," Mattingly said. "We've still got to get to the point where he's able to stop and turn. That puts pressure on your ankle."

Kemp also took early batting practice for the second straight day, spraying the ball to all fields with hitting coach Mark McGwire feeding the pitching machine.

"All the other stuff looks good," Mattingly said. "He's getting better. There are no worries about anything more than this thing taking a little bit of time. But we feel like we're getting there."

I'm sure Kemp must be chomping at the bit to get back to the team. Rest up, Matt: We'll need you down the stretch, don't worry!


Fred's Brim said...

How about leaving the ankle the fuck alone for a week or so?!

"He's been running around on it and doing things that turn and twist it. It still hurts and I can't figure out why. I think next we should have him play basketball in Flyguy shoes"

Fred's Brim said...

Ankylosaurs are underrated dinosaurs

Cliff Beefpile said...

Always one of my favorite dinosaurs. I can't tell you how much I love this pic. I'm so happy I'm gonna use a friggin' smiley face emoticon. :)

Dusty Baker said...

Little known fact: the phrase is actually "champing at the bit."


I love being an asshole and telling people that.