Surgery on deck for Phillies' Madson

Updated: May 3, 2010, 6:12 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies reliever Ryan Madson will have surgery Tuesday on the broken right toe he injured when he kicked a chair after blowing a save.


Philadelphia trainer Scott Sheridan said before Monday night's game against St. Louis that there will be a better timetable for Madson's return following the surgery.

Madson had a CT scan Monday and it revealed further damage to his foot. The right-hander filled in as the team's closer in Brad Lidge's absence early this season.

Madson blew his second save of the year in Philadelphia's 7-6, 11-inning win over San Francisco last week and kicked a chair. He went on the disabled list Friday.

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