Second surgery repairs cartilage in Choo’s ankle

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Second surgery repairs cartilage in Choo’s ankle

Texas Rangers outfielder Choo Shin-soo, who had a bone spur removed from his elbow on Aug. 29, underwent additional surgery to fix torn cartilage in his left ankle that has been bothering him all season, T.R. Sullivan of reported on Tuesday, local time.

Choo’s recovery is expected to take eight weeks.

After signing a $130 million, seven-year contract with the Rangers last winter, Choo hit only .242 with an on-base percentage of .340, both below his career average. After stepping on first base and spraining his left ankle against the Oakland Athletics on April 22, he hit just .179 in 26 games in June and .208 in July.

By Kwon Sang-soo

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