PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard had surgery Wednesday morning to repair a tear in his left knee.

The Philadelphia Phillies’ slugger will miss between six to eight weeks. He had an MRI on Monday that revealed the injury.

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Howard, the 2006 NL MVP, went on the disabled list Saturday. The three-time All-Star was hitting .266 with 11 homers and 43 RBIs. He was noticeably hobbling during games before he was sidelined.

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