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Rivers has surgery to repair torn right ACL; rehab could last 6 months

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-chargers-riverssurgery&amp;prov=ap&amp;type=lgns" target="_blank">Associated Press

    <img src="http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/21/fullj.9f1c12d34e520d758381955fc7ff371f/9f1c12d34e520d758381955fc7ff371f-getty-78904712cc089_afc_champions.jpg" alt="FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers looks on late in the game against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship Game on January 20, 2008 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)" height="226" width="349" />

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- 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.

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