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Matt Kemp of Los Angeles Dodgers said he was ‘surprised’ by extent of shoulder damage - ESPN Los Angeles

Will he be ready by Opening Day?

Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp said he was “surprised and definitely disappointed” to learn the extent of the damage to his left shoulder after undergoing surgery earlier this month.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 25, 2012 at 09:37 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dangerous Dean Posted: October 25, 2012 at 02:29 PM (#4283124)
I wonder if this is the kind of thing he can make a comeplete recovery from, or whether it will permanently damage his strength to some degree.
   2. SG Posted: October 25, 2012 at 03:09 PM (#4283172)
I'm trying to think of some position players that had labrum/rotator cuff tears and how they did coming back. The only ones I can find are mentioned in this article. Griffey in 2003, J.J. Hardy in the minors in 2004 and Freddy Sanchez this past year.
   3. Dan Posted: October 25, 2012 at 03:11 PM (#4283175)
Adrian Gonzalez is a recent example. And he's been relatively sapped of power since he had the surgery.
   4. SG Posted: October 25, 2012 at 03:12 PM (#4283176)
Adam LaRoche in 2011 too. Seems like his power was just fine though.
   5. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: October 25, 2012 at 03:16 PM (#4283187)
My first thought was Shawn Green, but Wikipedia says his shoulder injury was tendinitis.
   6. Sleepy's still holding up that little wild bouquet Posted: October 25, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4283365)
Jim Edmonds had his non-throwing shoulder surgically repaired in 2006, after the season. He then followed it up with his worst season in the majors, but of course he was 37, and IIRC also suffering from concussion symptoms, and he bounced back the next year.

Scott Rolen also tore his non-throwing labrum in the collision with hee-sop choi (2005), and has had at least five surgeries since to try to fix it. He's never been the same, offensively.
   7. BFFB Posted: October 25, 2012 at 05:32 PM (#4283375)
Did Shawn Green have a labrum tear and promptly turn into a pumpkin?

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