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August 19, 2008

Kinsler to wait on surgery

No, the All-Star second baseman won't be playing any time soon, but Ian Kinsler, diagnosed with a sports hernia, will wait two weeks to see if he improves in hopes that he can get back on the field before the season ends.

"It's still tough," Kinsler said. "Hopefully I get better in the next week. Just basically take it one step at a time."

Kinsler met with Dr. John Preskitt at the Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Rangers trainer Jamie Reed said that Kinsler has a sports hernia, but in the mildest form. Kinsler has inflammation of the abdominal wall, not a strain or a tear.

"Surgery is definitely not in my lifetime checklist, so I don't want to end up going under," Kinsler said.

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