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Extent of shoulder damage surprised Kemp

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07:44 AM ET 10.25 | As of Wednesday, Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp was still sore, and no wonder. [Kemp] said he was "surprised and definitely disappointed" to learn the extent of the damage to his left shoulder after undergoing surgery earlier this month. But the All-Star outfielder also said he expects to be ready by Opening Day of 2013. "I wish it just would have been a cleanup and taken six weeks," said Kemp, who begins his rehabilitation Wednesday in Arizona. "They actually had to go repair some things. Now, I think it's going to be closer to January before I'm getting to hit and do a lot of other things." ... If Kemp isn't ready to begin the season, the Dodgers could use Tony Gwynn Jr. in center field.

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October 25, 2012  09:22 AM ET

At least it isn't his throwing shoulder.

October 25, 2012  12:10 PM ET

I hope it heals well, and he comes back at 100%

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October 25, 2012  01:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

isn't he a southpaw?

Nope.

October 25, 2012  01:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

At least it isn't his throwing shoulder.

Whether is his throwing shoulder or not his arm and shoulder are as fragil as a clay figure, who knows if KEMP won't become a injury-prone player?

October 25, 2012  01:50 PM ET

Whether is his throwing shoulder or not his arm and shoulder are as fragil as a clay figure, who knows if KEMP won't become a injury-prone player?

 
October 25, 2012  04:20 PM ET

Hope everything turns out well for him!!!

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