Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Matt Kemp can’t catch a break.
The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder returned from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, only to hurt his left ankle while sliding into home plate in the ninth inning of the Dodgers’ 9-2 win over the Washington Nationals. Kemp proceeded to limp off the field but afterwards seemed optimistic.
“It’s just a little swollen,” Kemp said. “It’s not that bad. I started walking around a little bit, it started to feel a little bit better. Tomorrow we’ll see what it feels like.”
Kemp iced the ankle and no X-rays were scheduled.
Kemp was previously on the DL due to inflammation in his left shoulder.
The 28-year-old is hitting .263 with five home runs, 27 RBIs and nine stolen bases this season.
Before injuring the ankle, Kemp went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs.