Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp undergoes surgery on his left ankle.

Matt KempDodgers center fielder Matt Kemp underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Monday, performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina.

According to the team, the procedure involved removing several spurs, a loose body and doing a microfracture on the talus bone. Kemp will be in a splint for two weeks and a non-weight bearing boot for an additional two weeks. He is expected to be competitive in time for the regular season.

Kemp originally injured the ankle sliding into home plate in the ninth inning of a July 21 game in Washington. He did not play another major-league game until Sept. 16.

Though he played in parts of 10 games at the end of the season, Kemp was shut down for the month of October at the recommendation of team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Kemp also had surgery to clean up the AC joint in his left shoulder on Oct. 8. That was supposed to be the last surgery for any player this off-season.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the 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.