Matt Kemp Sidelined, Scheduled For MRI On Shoulder

August 28, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp (27) leaves the field with head trainer Sue Falsone (right) after suffering an injury during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Dodgers CF Matt Kemp will undergo an MRI on his shoulder Saturday and miss the rest of the series against the San Francisco Giants.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without Matt Kemp for the rest of their important series with the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants, as the star center fielder will undergo an MRI on his shoulder Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Dodgers hope the injury is nothing more than a shoulder bruise, but want to get the test done to be completely sure.

Kemp injured the shoulder Aug. 28 when he went crashing into the wall in the first inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies. He left the game two plays later.

The series against the Giants is a crucial one for the Dodgers if they are to continue to entertain hopes of an NL West title in 2012. Los Angeles fell 5.5 games behind San Francisco after a 5-2 loss in the series opener Friday night.

To stay updated on the Dodgers and Matt Kemp, check out True Blue L.A. and SB Nation Los Angeles. For all things Major League Baseball, stick with Baseball Nation.

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