Matt Kemp out a minimum of four weeks, Ted Lilly headed for MRI on shoulder

Matt Kemp‘s MRI showed that he has suffered another strain in addition to the original one.

The results of the MRI on Matt Kemp’s hamstring showed he not only re-injured the original strain Wednesday but suffered a second one.

Dodgers trainer Sue Falsone said he’s expected to be out a minimum of four weeks.

That’s a best-case scenario, and even Falsone was uncertain if he would be able to return to a major league game by then.

Honestly, the team is probably looking at having to survive until the All-Star break (July 10th) without Kemp now.

They’ll be rightfully cautious with their $180 million dollar investment and it’ll probably affect his play (at least the speed game) for the rest of 2012.

It could get ugly if everybody regresses to their norms.


Ted Lilly is indeed headed for an MRI after it was initially thought that he wouldn’t have one.

Dodgers left-hander Ted Lilly, who hit the disabled list on May 24 with shoulder inflammation, said he will have an MRI exam on Friday and see if he will travel with the team on its upcoming road trip.

“My belief is pretty optimistic that it’s not going to be something that is going to keep me out for a real long time,” Lilly said.

Lilly has been taking anti-inflammatory medication for an injury he said he first felt after winning a May 18 start against St. Louis, and again after his first loss of the year in Arizona on May 24.

No harm in this, but the Dodgers must have had some level of worry over the results of the MRI to go after Roy Oswalt.

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