Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Kemp On The Mend (Again)

Not sure why we've lost a couple weeks here, but I'm excited that Matt Kemp finally got surgery on that pesky left ankle of his, which kept him out of the 2013 playoffs altogether:

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp underwent surgery on his left ankle Monday, the team announced. Kemp already was coming off a procedure on his left shoulder earlier this month, and his availability for spring training is in doubt.

Kemp injured his ankle with an awkward slide into home plate July 21. He returned in mid-September, but Dodgers orthopedist Neal ElAttrache declared Kemp out for the postseason on the final day of the regular season.

ElAttrache said there was significant swelling to the bone and that Kemp could jeopardize his career if he continued to play on it.

Kemp flew to North Carolina for the surgery, which was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson. It involved removing several spurs and a loose body, and doing a microfracture on the talus bone, the team said. Kemp will be in a splint for two weeks and a non-weight bearing boot for another two weeks. The Dodgers are hopeful he will be healthy in time for the regular season.

There's a reason why we waited until now to do this surgery, right? And Kemp will be ready for spring training? Pretty please?


Fred's Brim said...

the usual answer is "waiting for the swelling to go down"

I thought I read somewhere else that he would be ready for spring. Maybe I just wanted to read that

And why not really fix the shoulder while you are cutting? I thought there was still something wrong with that too

Fred's Brim said...

Something something loose body something Neeebs' Mom

Fred's Brim said...

Something something swelling to go down something Neeebs' Mom

Hideo Nomo said...

Per @Dodgers: "Kemp is expected to be competitive in time for the regular season."

That's not vague at all.

Hideo Nomo said...

FB: He had the shoulder surgery a couple weeks ago.

Fred's Brim said...

ahh ok
i guess that's another reason for waiting on the ankle

Cliff Beefpile said...

Is Ramirez having surgery on his back? I haven't seen how severe his disc herniation is, but that's not the sort of thing you can just ice. It's gonna turn into another Furcal situation unless they get out in front of it.