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Folk has hip surgery

Updated: May 7, 2009, 10:45 AM ET
Associated Press

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys kicker Nick Folk is recovering from surgery to repair torn cartilage in his hip.

The Cowboys said Wednesday that Folk, a Pro Bowl selection as a rookie in 2007, should resume light kicking work in about eight weeks. They're hopeful he can handle full kicking work in 12 weeks, around the start of training camp.

The Cowboys picked USC kicker David Buehler in the fifth round of the draft last month.

Folk had surgery Tuesday in Colorado to repair a ...

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