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Phillies 1B Ryan Howard Needs Knee Surgery

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard will need to have left knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus and will miss at least six to eight weeks. An MRI performed on Monday confirmed the diagnosis.

The Phillies placed Howard on the 15-day disabled list Saturday after he was playing with a noticeable limp.  The 2006 NL MVP was batting .266 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs.

No date for the surgery has been set.

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