Kemp Undergoes Surgery, Dodgers Head Trainer Sue Falsone Resigns
CHARLOTTE (CBSLA.com) — Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp underwent surgery on his left ankle on Monday, according to a statement by the team.
The surgery, performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina, was done arthroscopically, and involved the removal of a number of spurs, as well as a loose body and repairing a microfracture on the talus bone.
Kemp, who played in 73 games and hit .270 through 290 plate appearances, is expected to wear a splint for two weeks, followed by a non-weight bearing boot for another two weeks. The team says he is expected to be competitive by the beginning of the 2014 season.
Meanwhile, Dodgers head trainer Sue Falsone announced Monday that she will not return with the club in 2014.
Through 2013, the Dodgers had 17 different players spend time on the disabled list, including a number of key injuries to Hanley Ramirez, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, and Carl Crawford.
Falsone reports that she is leaving her position as head trainer with the team in order to pursue other opportunities for her career.
Falsone became the first woman to be named head trainer of a professional sports franchise in 2012.