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Matt Kemp’s Shoulder Still an Issue

Matt Kemp’s Shoulder Still an Issue

Oct 6, 2012

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp underwent successful shoulder surgery on Friday for what reports are calling a torn labrum and rotator cuff damage.

Kemp had the surgery performed on his left shoulder [non-throwing] in Los Angeles Friday and by all accounts it has been deemed a success.

However, Kemp will not be able to swing a bat for at least three months, but all indications are that he will be ready to play by Opening Day 2013.

Any time an All-Star caliber player like Kemp has offseason surgery it causes for a situation to keep a close eye on. Though, it is good news that Kemp got the surgery over with as soon as the regular season ended.

Kemp had a very productive year for his fantasy owners in 2012, batting .303/.367/.538 with 23 homers and 69 RBI.

Robert Kester

Robert Kester is a freelance sports blogger with a degree in History from North Carolina State University. Robert also writes for Hoops Addict, Rant Sports, and for his own sports blog, Contact on Twitter @robertkester1.