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Revere undergoes surgery on broken ankle

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies center fielder Ben Revere said Sunday he could miss six to eight weeks because of a broken right ankle.

His timetable remains the same following surgery Tuesday at the Rothman Institute. The Phillies announced foot and ankle specialist Steve Raikin placed two screws percutaneously across the fracture. Revere will be non-weight-bearing for the next two weeks with a re-evaluation to follow.

"Tentative return to play is six to eight weeks," the Phillies reiterated.

That means Revere could be back anywhere between late August and mid-September.

Revere fouled a pitch off the ankle in the 11th inning of Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

"It's one of those deals," Revere said Sunday. "It's part of the game. I've probably hit a couple balls on the same spot a couple times and really nothing happened, except a bruise. But it was good the next day. But this was finally the one that cracked it."

General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Sunday the Phillies will be looking to acquire a center fielder before the July 31 Trade Deadline to replace Revere while he is out.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for
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