Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/18/14
Los Angeles Dodgers' outfielder Matt Kemp is progressing very slowly in his recovery from a sprained left ankle he sustained on July 21.  Since  he has yet to be able to run or swing a bat, he will need a significant amount of time to get into playing shape. As reported by Ken Gurnick, of MLB.com,  "Kemp, still wearing a restrictive walking boot most of the time, resumed playing catch with medical director Stan Conte and, barring another setback, will resume other baseball activities next week when the team is in St. Louis." """I just think it was a lot worse than we were hoping, when we thought it would just be a couple of days," said manager Don Mattingly, who initially was told the injury didn't appear to be severe. "He got it pretty good."" It has been a nightmarish season for Kemp, who has been on the disabled list three times.  He has played in only 62 games this season and is batting .263 with 5 home runs and 27 runs batted in.  Kemp, a two time All-Star and two time Gold Glove Award winner, has a career batting average of .293 with 156 home runs and 553 runs batted in. 
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