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Mark Anderson Has Successful Surgery


Friday, July 22, 2005

The University of Alabama's senior defensive end Mark Anderson underwent successful arthroscopic surgery July 21 to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee, Tide Coach Mike Shula announced Friday.  Anderson sustained the injury on July 19 during an off-season workout.

The surgery was performed by Drs. Lyle Cain and James Andrews at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham.  Anderson is expected to be ready for the opening game of the season on Sept. 3 against Middle Tennessee.        

A native of Tulsa, Okla., Anderson was a 12-game starter last season and had 41 tackles, 11 stops behind the line and 1.5 quarterback sacks.