Matt Kemp will undergo surgery on his left shoulder, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Tuesday.
The outfielder isn’t able to play in the current playoffs because of an ankle injury, but he is expected to return for spring training.
The procedure will be on the same shoulder on which he had major surgery performed last offseason. He hurt the arm while crashing into the outfield wall in Colorado.
Kemp is currently wearing a boot because of swelling his left ankle. He was recently a spectator as his team beat the Atlanta Braves in the NL Division Series 3-1 Monday night.
Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the Dodger’s team physician who will perform the surgery, said last week that Kemp has swelling in a major bone of his sprained ankle.
The ankle injury has sidelined Kemp for 52 games in the past two months.