Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:58:06 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) ran straight-line sprints in the outfield Wednesday, March 5, at a little more than half-speed. He was also able to complete agility drills, cutting and pushing off with either leg and turning between cones. "Part of the plan is not to have a timetable, as far as throwing a date out there, so you guys (the media) can say 'April 1'. Then we get to April 1 and he's not quite ready so now he's off schedule. If something happens he had a 'setback'," manager Don Mattingly said.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 07:57:23 -0800
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) was cleared to run for the first time Saturday, March. 2. Kemp is unsure when he will be cleared to run the bases, and there is no timetable for when he will be able to play in a competitive game.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:13:26 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) did light jogging Saturday, March 1, but there is still no timetable for his return to game action.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 09:52:59 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) has been cleared to participate in more baseball activities after his MRI was examined by his surgeon. Kemp may be able to do some running in the near future, but there is no timetable for his return at this point.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:20:21 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said OF Matt Kemp (ankle) underwent an MRI on his ankle Thursday, Feb. 27. The team will not have anything definite until Kemp's surgeon takes a look at the MRI. Kemp may be able to start jogging soon if his surgeon gives his permission.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:56:00 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) is set to have a follow-up MRI exam on his left ankle Friday, Feb. 28. He could start playing in spring games within a week if doctors clear him to resume running. The team has already ruled Kemp out for their season opener March 22 in Australia. He has been running on an anti-gravity treadmill. "I'm assuming once we get the green light to go forward, it's still going to be a progression to get him ready," manager Don Mattingly said. "But obviously we're hoping for a good report, to help him move forward. I'm sure he's getting tired of taking BP and not being with the rest of the guys."
Fantasy Tip: His MRI exam could be very crucial to how much Kemp plays in the season's early going. Kemp is a big risk, and his season might come down to how quickly he can get back in the swing of things this spring. There's probably a reason why the Dodgers didn't trade Andre Ethier this offseason.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:17:04 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said OF Matt Kemp (ankle) won't travel with the team to Australia for the opening series of the season. If he returns too soon, there is a chance the bone can be damaged permanently. The Dodgers continue to be very conservative with him, and he'll open the season on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Kemp could be slow out of the gates when he returns in the first month of the season. Many owners will be hesitant to roster him, which could make him a steal if he can stay healthy for the majority of the season.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:21:20 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) will undergo an MRI exam next week to determine if he can start up a running program. He has yet to run on the field more than four months after left ankle surgery. OF Andre Ethier is expected to be used in all three outfield spots if Kemp returns in April.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:10:45 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) insists he's not a bench player for the team. "I'm not a fourth outfielder. We can cut that off right there," Kemp said. "I won't accept that role. I can't accept that role." He has yet to resume running as he recovers from ankle surgery, and he's said he's unlikely to be ready for opening day. There's no timetable for him to be cleared to run, but he admits his swig feels more powerful now that his shoulder is fully healthy.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:20:08 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) joined OF Yasiel Puig and others while hitting in the cages Monday, Feb. 10, but there is no firm timetable for him to return to full action. "Matt will be able to do a lot of things, but he's still a little bit behind schedule," said manager Don Mattingly. "There are certain things he won't do until everybody says it's OK -- running outside -- that's when his ankle and the doctors let us know what he's capable of."