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Vicente Padilla to have neck surgery

Updated: June 14, 2011, 1:35 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Vicente Padilla, who as recently as 10 days ago appeared to be on the verge of coming off the disabled list after a three-week absence with nerve irritation in his right elbow, will now probably miss the rest of the season because of a recurring neck problem that will require surgery to correct.

Padilla is scheduled for surgery on Thursday to repair a disk in his neck.

"It doesn't sound like good news," Dodgers manager Don ...

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