Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp had arthroscopic surgery on Friday to repair his rotator cuff and shoulder in his left arm.
Dr. Neal ElAttrache repaired a torn labrum and did a minor debridement of the rotator cuff at Kerlan-Jobe Clinic.
Kemp will begin physical therapy in the next 7-to-10 days and will be unable to swing a bat for the next three months, but should be ready for the start of next season when the Dodgers open their campaign against San Francisco on April 1.
He injured his shoulder on Aug. 28 when he ran, full-speed, into the center- field wall at Coors Field in a loss to the Colorado Rockies. The two-time All- Star missed the next two games, but played down the stretch even though he struggled and didn't have a hit in a season-ending series against San Francisco.
Kemp had a torrid start to the 2012 season, clubbing 12 homers and driving in 25 runs in April, but he missed 51 games with a strained left hamstring.
On the season, his seventh in the majors, he batted .303 with 23 home runs and 69 RBI.