This week was supposed to one of positive news for Matt Kemp. The Dodgers MVP candidate was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday after rehabbing a hamstring injury. He tore things up going 5-for-7 with two home runs in a rehab stint at Albuquerque, and he hit a double in his first game back on Tuesday.
Unfortunately Kemp re-injured his hamstring in the first inning against the Brewers on Wednesday — his second game back. Kemp scored on an RBI double by Andre Ethier, but he slowed down while turning third. Kemp threw a fit in the dugout knowing he had re-injured his leg. He began stomping around and even broke a bat over his knee.
As badly as we felt for Kemp when he got hurt in the first place, we feel even worse now that he hurt himself again. However, we can’t say we’re surprised. Hamstring injuries tend to nag and are the type that reappear if players rush back. Taking two weeks generally isn’t long enough for them to fully heal.
Thanks to LBS contributor A. Liu for the tipGoogle+