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Rafael Furcal on DL with broken thumb

Updated: April 12, 2011, 10:09 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal met with team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache and hand specialist Dr. Steve Shin on Tuesday after breaking his left thumb on a headfirst slide into third base during Monday night's game against the San Francisco Giants. They determined Furcal doesn't need surgery to repair the bone, but that as expected, he is likely to miss four to six weeks, including minor league rehabilitation time.

That puts Furcal on track to return by the ...

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