Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp left Tuesday night's game with the Colorado Rockies with a right knee bruise after crashing into the wall in the bottom of the first inning.

Kemp ran into the wall trying to track down a triple by Josh Rutledge. The ball bounced off the wall just before Kemp turned into the padding while running full speed and fell backward onto the warning track.

He stayed down for several minutes as team trainers checked him over. He got up, took a drink of water and initially stayed in the game.

"He was talking fine. He was actually kind of funny," manager Don Mattingly said. "He was like, 'I'm not coming out of this game, I'm not coming out of this game.' "