Denver, CO – Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp left Tuesday's contest with the Colorado Rockies in the bottom of the first inning after crashing into the center-field wall.
With one out in the bottom of the first, Kemp was tracking a fly ball off the bat of Josh Rutledge when he ran full-speed into the padded wall in center field.
He remained on the warning-track dirt, while left fielder Shane Victorino corralled the ball and fired it into the infield as Rutledge coasted into third with a triple.
The training staff rushed out to attend to Kemp, who remained on the ground for about 10 minutes before making his way to his feet and deciding he was able to continue playing the field.
Kemp was then unable to make a diving catch when Jordan Pacheco lofted a fly ball into shallow right-center field, allowing Rutledge to score before Wilin Rosario ripped a single into center, plating Pacheco for a 2-0 edge.
Kemp then signaled to the training staff that he was unable to continue and Juan Rivera entered to take over in left field, while Victorino slid over to center field to fill the void left by Kemp.
Kemp was diagnosed with a right knee contusion, a chin gash that required stitches and a sore jaw. He had no symptoms of a concussion, but was taken for a precautionary CAT scan and would also have an MRI on his knee.
Kemp, 27, is hitting .337 with 17 home runs and 54 RBI this season.