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Injured A's OF Sweeney done for season

Updated: July 19, 2010, 10:21 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics outfielder Ryan Sweeney will miss the rest of the season to undergo surgery on his injured right knee.

Sweeney was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with right patella tendinitis. Noted surgeon Dr. Richard Steadman of Vail, Colo., will perform the operation as soon as possible. Sweeney is expected to be fully recovered by spring training.

"It got to a point where it was very painful for him," manager Bob Geren said. "It was recommended that ...

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