Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/31/12

The Los Angeles Dodgers amazingly performed well without Matt Kemp, going 9-5 while the superstar center fielder was on the disabled list due to a left hamstring strain.

They might have to attempt to duplicate the feat, as Kemp is hurt again.

In just his second game back from the disabled list, Kemp aggravated his left hamstring injury while scoring from first base on a first-inning double by Andre Ethier. Kemp was removed from the game and replaced in center field by Tony Gwynn Jr. after just one inning.

Kemp will have an MRI exam Thursday to reveal the extent of the injury.

The news is a blow to the Dodgers, who were getting closer to full strength in recent days. Jerry Hairston Jr. missed 16 games with a left hamstring strain but returned last Friday, and Juan Rivera is a few days from returning after missing three weeks with a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.

Kemp said after Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers that he expects to go on the disabled list because "it feels worse than the first time."

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