Tigers' Ordonez to have ankle surgery

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Detroit - Detroit Tigers slugger Magglio Ordonez will undergo a procedure on Wednesday to stabilize his broken right ankle.

Ordonez was examined by foot/ankle specialist Dr. Phillip Kwong of the Kerlan- Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, and on his recommendation, the procedure to stabilize the fracture will be performed.

Recovery time from the surgery means Ordonez won't return until next season.

Ordonez was hurt on July 24 when he was thrown out at home trying to score on a Miguel Cabrera double.

He was helped off the field by trainers and later diagnosed with a fracture, with an expected recovery time of 6-to-8 weeks.


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