Matt Kemp Goes 3-for-4 in Return From Disabled List, Leaves Game in Ninth Inning with Ankle Injury (Video)

As fast as the Los Angeles Dodgers got Matt Kemp back from the disabled list, they lost him.

Kemp returned from the 15-day DL on Sunday to take on the Nationals. Performing like he hadn’t missed any time at all, the outfielder went 3-for-4, hitting a double and a home run in his first two at-bats helping the Dodgers top the Nats 9-2.

But in the ninth inning, Kemp injured his ankle sliding into home and limped off the field. The team announced that no X-rays are scheduled, and manager Don Mattingly doesn’t expect his center fielder to miss any time because of the apparent sprain.

“It’s not bad. I hope it’s not bad,” Kemp said. “The biggest thing will be tomorrow when I wake up and see how it feels.”

Kemp has already missed time this season because of a hamstring problem earlier in the year, and his most recent DL stint was due to soreness in his surgically repaired left shoulder. The 28-year-old had the shoulder procedure done during the offseason.

Check out the cringe-worthy slide below.

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