(DENVER) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp left Tuesday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning after crashing into the outfield wall at Coors Field.
He was diagnosed with a bruised knee after running full speed into the wall and falling backwards onto the warning track. Kemp was attempting to track down a triple by Josh Rutledge. After the collision, he stayed down on the ground for a few minutes as he was checked out by team trainers.
Kemp left Coors Field to undergo precautionary X-rays on his jaw and an MRI on his knee. He is day-to-day.
He has also missed time this season with a strained left hamstring.
The 27-year-old is hitting .337 with 17 home runs and 54 RBIs in 78 games on the season.
The Dodgers went on to lose to the Rockies 8-4.
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