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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, May 3, 2010

MLB: Phillies reliever Ryan Madson needs toe surgery

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA Phillies reliever Ryan Madson will have surgery Tuesday on the broken right toe he injured when he kicked a chair after blowing a save.

Philadelphia trainer Scott Sheridan said before Monday night's game against St. Louis that there will be a better timetable for Madson's return following the surgery.

Madson had a CT scan Monday and it revealed further damage to his foot. The right-hander filled in as the team's closer in Brad Lidge's absence early this season.

Madson blew his second save of the year in Philadelphia's 7-6, 11-inning win over San Francisco last week and kicked a chair. He went on the disabled list Friday.