Clemens completes successful ankle surgery

UO Athletic Department
Posted Oct 25, 2005

EUGENE – Surgery to repair the fractured left ankle of University of Oregon senior quarterback Kellen Clemens was considered a success following the 90-minute procedure performed at Sacred Heart Medical Center Monday morning, according the Ducks’ Team Physician Dr. Bob Crist.

Crist said the surgery consisted of inserting a screw toward the top of the ankle to pull the fibula and tibia together as well as attaching a metal plate to aid the healing process of a spiral fracture in the fibula.

Doctors estimate that Clemens’ rehabilitation could extend between three and six months however a full recovery is expected.

He is expected to remain in the hospital overnight, however the family has requested that visitors refrain from attempting to see him in the hospital.

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