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UCLA football: Tackle Simon Goines to have minor ankle surgery

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UCLA's Simon Goines will undergo surgery to remove bone spurs in his ankle

UCLA tackle Simon Goines will return to Westwood to undergo surgery to remove bone spurs in his ankle. He is expected to miss at least three weeks.

It’s a small setback in Goines’ effort to return from off-season knee surgery that kept him out of spring practice and left him on the sidelines through the first week of training camp.

Goines started six games last season before breaking a leg against Arizona State in the seventh week. He started 13 games in 2012.

UCLA was without three top-end linemen Thursday. Conor McDermott sat out to rest a shoulder that required surgery last season. Alex Redmond remained in the dormitories after leaving practice early because of the heat on Wednesday.

Redmond was expected to return to practice Friday. McDermott will be brought along slowly during training camp.

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