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Anderson returns to club after knee surgery

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DENVER -- Tyler Anderson underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery Monday and is back in the Rockies clubhouse.

The surgery is expected to sideline him for about four weeks, but Anderson said he should be walking without problems in less than a week. Right now, Anderson has a couple stitches in his left knee and is using crutches.

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DENVER -- Tyler Anderson underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery Monday and is back in the Rockies clubhouse.

The surgery is expected to sideline him for about four weeks, but Anderson said he should be walking without problems in less than a week. Right now, Anderson has a couple stitches in his left knee and is using crutches.

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"They went in there and cleaned it up and got me all right," Anderson said. "I'm not really sure of the exact terms, but they went in there and pulled out some floaters, and I feel better now."

Anderson dealt with knee issues for most of June. He was placed on the disabled list on June 7 after trying to pitch through knee inflammation, and returned June 22 to pitch with a knee brace before landing on the DL again, four days later.

The lefty said it wasn't specifically his knee bothering him in his last outing on June 25, a start lasting just 2 1/3 innings, but that it was causing other problems with his hamstring.

"I couldn't really work out because of my knee, and it caused my hamstring to get fatigued and then it continuously cramped," Anderson said. "At that point something had to be done so I could work out and stay ahead of it."

While on the DL, Anderson is keeping in shape with range of motion exercises on his leg and other stretches to keep his arm in shape.

"As the week progresses, it'll get pretty aggressive pretty quickly," Anderson said.

Max Gelman is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver.

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