Matt Kemp's Injuries Won't Keep Him Out For Long

Matt Kemp's Injuries Thankfully Aren't Too Serious

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August 28, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp (27) leaves the field with head trainer Sue Falsone (right) after suffering an injury during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.  Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIREThe Dodger's center fielder Matt Kemp was taken out by a wall on Tuesday's game at Coors Field, and sat out Wednesday as well.

But it seems like his injuries aren't too bad. He has a bone bruise to his left knee, a sore jaw and received three stitches for a cut on his chin.

Luckily Matt was in good spirits, joking about the wall encounter, but acknowledging the seriousness of it. He said:

"It was more than scary. I thought I died. Nah, but it was weird. Now I know how a football player feels when a wide receiver gets hit and he doesn't know what hit him. It could have been worse. I'm definitely lucky. I made it on ESPN the way you don't want to make it. Not the Top 10 plays. It scared my momma.”

The Dodgers will certainly need him in their home series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, as they try to edge out the Giants as the leaders in the NL West.

With all of their new acquisitions, it's also very important that the Dodgers get time to mesh together as a team, especially the post season just around the corner. There are some strong new personalities on the team and they'll need to establish some chemistry.

Kemp was already out for a portion of the season due to injury, so it's possible that he's going full force trying to make up for lost time. He also shot down any notion of him being moved to left or right field to try and save his body from any further injuries.

Hopefully he learns from his last wall encounter, since he clearly didn't learn from his first close call, because the Dodgers need him in the lineup.

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