Found October 04, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
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The Los Angeles Dodgers did not quite live up to the hype after making their blockbuster trade for Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, and Carl Crawford. The team battled injuries all season long, and that took its toll. So, for the second straight year, the Dodgers will be at home this October, regrouping and focusing on next year. Here are your Dodgers injury updates:


Matt Kemp injured his left shoulder in a collision with the wall at Coors Field earlier this year. He managed to play through the pain, but Kemp actually tore his labrum in the collision. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Kemp may undergo surgery this offseason. Hernandez spoke with team trainer Sue Falsone, and she said Kemp has three options. He can undergo conservative treatment and hope the inflammation reduces, he can have a minor "clean-up" procedure, or he can have full-on labrum-repair surgery. No matter what Kemp chooses, he should be ready to go for spring training.
There has been some concern about the possibility of Clayton Kershaw needing offseason hip surgery for the impingement he is suffering through. Hernandez talked to Falsone about this topic as well. She said Kershaw will not undergo surgery and he should have relatively normal offseason.


Both Kemp and Kershaw have missed time this season because of injury. Kemp more so than Kershaw. Kemp battled through two quadriceps injuries and the shoulder injury. Kershaw only recently started experiencing discomfort from the hip impingement. Both are key parts of any chance the Dodgers have at success, so the team has to be relieved to know that both should be good to go for spring training next year.
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