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Diamond Cuts: Matt Kemp, Ryan Howard, and Yadier Molina

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, PES, LAT). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.


Matt Kemp

Kemp has suffered another injury, just as the Dodgers outfielder appeared to be rounding into form. He was an early exit from Friday's game and was a sidelined through the weekend with left shoulder injury. His problem is slightly different from his previous injury but it's still a cause for concern.

The specific site of his latest injury is the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. The AC joint is the spot where the collarbone connects to a bony process on the shoulder blade known as the acromion. It acts as a strut of sorts, increasing the range of motion for the rest of the shoulder. Kemp's 2012 injury was not to the AC joint, but instead the glenohumeral joint. He tore the cartilage disc known as the labrum and underwent offseason surgery to fix the issue. The shoulder has held up as the season as progressed until Friday's setback. Any limitation in the AC joint could put unnecessary stress on the glenohumeral joint making it vulnerable to re-i

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