Arizona OT Gandy has sports hernia surgery

Arizona OT Gandy has sports hernia surgery

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Arizona Cardinals' from left, offensive tackle Levi Brown, center Lyle Sendlein, guard Reggie Wells, and offensive tackle Mike Gandy (69), rest on the bench in the third quarter of their NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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by The Associated Press

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Posted on December 21, 2009 at 12:25 PM

TEMPE -- Arizona Cardinals left tackle Mike Gandy has undergone surgery to repair a sports hernia.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt says the operation was performed Friday in Philadelphia and the recovery time is expected to be three to six weeks. Whisenhunt says no decision has been made on whether to keep Gandy on the active roster or place him on season-ending injury reserve.

Gandy has been bothered by the injury for several weeks. He missed the Dec. 6 game against Minnesota but came back for the Monday night game against San Francisco. However, Gandy left the game in the third quarter. He has been replaced by Jeremy Bridges.

Gandy had started 31 consecutive games for the Cardinals before missing the Vikings contest.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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