A.J. Ellis has surgery, out six weeks.

Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis underwent arthroscopic surgery at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles Friday morning to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, the Dodgers announced Monday.

Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the surgery, what the team called a “30-minute clean up procedure.” Ellis sustained tears to the medial and lateral meniscus, which were debrided. He will start physical therapy next week and is expected to be able to return to his normal off-season workouts in 6 weeks.

Ellis is expected to be “fully competitive” at the start of spring training, the team announced.

Here’s a picture of the catcher, courtesy of his wife’s Twitter feed.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.