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Howard undergoes surgery on torn Achilles

Howard undergoes surgery on torn Achilles

Howard undergoes surgery on torn Achilles
PHILADELPHIA -- First baseman Ryan Howard underwent surgery on his ruptured left Achilles on Wednesday in Baltimore. Dr. Mark Myerson performed the procedure.

The Phillies did not announce a timetable for Howard's return, but the normal recovery period is 4-6 months. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr., was optimistic Howard could return in April.

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