Kemp was drafted by Carlton with the 17th overall selection in the 2019 AFL Draft, with the club aware the versatile product was midway through recovering from a knee reconstruction.
The 19-year-old suffered an ACL injury in July last year, causing his draft stocks to slide, with the Blues able to select Kemp late into the first round of the draft.
Now fully recovered and buzzing to get taste of senior football, Kemp will return to training alongside his fellow Carlton neophytes next month in hope of an uninterrupted pre-season.
Carlton football manager Brad Lloyd confirmed Kemp’s scheduled return to training as first and fourth-year players prepare to hit the track.
Kemp was also kept on the sidelines in 2020 after sustaining a back complaint during his time in the club’s Queensland hub, offering his time as a runner for Carlton’s reserve side.
With the addition of Zac Williams, Adam Saad and Lachie Fogarty, the Blues have taken great steps in a return to the top eight next season.