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Berkman has knee surgery to remove scar tissue

Updated: January 26, 2006, 12:58 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston Astros outfielder Lance Berkman had minor surgery Thursday to remove scar tissue from his right knee.

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Berkman, who hit .293 and hit 24 home runs in 2005, is expected to recover within 4-6 weeks, said Astros team doctor David Lintner. The Astros play their first spring training game March 2.

The scar tissue developed as a result of surgery in November 2004 that repaired Berkman's torn anterior cruciate ligament.

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