Clemens completes successful ankle surgery

Clemens completes successful ankle surgery

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. Recommended Stories

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