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Kinsler will have sports hernia surgery, miss rest of season

Updated: September 5, 2008, 2:49 PM ET
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Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler said Thursday that he will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia in his abdominal wall, ending his season.

Kinsler, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 18, had been trying to return to action without undergoing surgery. Thursday, he acknowledged that would not be possible.

"The doctor said the progress I was making just wasn't significant enough and if you don't have surgery for this, it's something you are always going ...

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