Dodgers’ Matt Kemp to undergo shoulder surgery
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp will undergo surgery on his left shoulder on Tuesday to “clean up on his A-C joint,” according to a tweet from Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.
The 29-year old remains on crutches and in a walking boot because of a separate injury involving chronic swelling of a bone in his sprained left ankle. The setback with the ankle had come as a surprise to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, who had previously been hopeful that Kemp would be available for the postseason. The ankle injury is the same one that caused Kemp to miss 52 games during the last two months of the season while on the disabled list.
The surgery on Tuesday will be performed at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, according to the Associated Press, and the two-time All-Star is expected to begin rehabilitation a few days later with the expectation that he will be ready for spring training.
The Dodgers completed a 3-1 National League Division Series victory on Monday night against the Atlanta Braves and now face the Game 5 winner of the series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals.