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Morales to have surgery Thursday

Updated: June 9, 2010, 2:51 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

OAKLAND -- Los Angeles Angels first baseman Kendry Morales is scheduled for surgery to repair his broken left ankle on Thursday, 12 days after he fractured it while celebrating a game-winning home run. Doctors were waiting for the swelling to subside.

Originally, he was to undergo the surgery -- in which a metal rod or screws are inserted to hold the fibula in place -- the day after he injured it on May 29.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia spoke with Morales by phone.

"We ...

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