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Rivers has surgery on torn ACL, will rehab up to 6 months

SAN DIEGO -- Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had surgery
Wednesday to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his
right knee.

The surgery was performed by Dr. David Chao of the team's
medical staff. Rivers will rehab for up to six months.

Rivers was hurt in a 28-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts
in the divisional playoffs, but was able to play Sunday in the
Chargers' 21-12 loss to undefeated New England in the AFC
championship game.

Rivers revealed Monday that he had arthroscopic surgery a day
after the Indianapolis game to clean out damaged cartilage. He said
that was the only way he was able to play against the Patriots.