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Russell Martin avoids hip surgery

Updated: September 3, 2010, 10:34 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin probably won't need surgery to repair the labral tear in his right hip, according to the initial review by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the results of a CT scan Martin underwent earlier this week.

"The alignment of the hip is exactly where it was [at the time of the injury], which is exactly what we wanted," said Stan Conte, the Dodgers' director of medical services. "After the first four weeks, that is what you're looking ...

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