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Sports People: Cardinals’ Warner has hip surgery, to sit out minicamp

TEMPE – Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left hip, is expected to sit out the team’s minicamp May 1-3 but hopes to be ready for voluntary team workouts that begin May 19.

The operation to repair a torn labrum and “clean up some loose fragments” was performed Tuesday by Dr. Marc Philippon at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo. Philippon also operated on Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez’s hip.

Warner played with the injury last season, starting all 20 games in Arizona’s Super Bowl run.

“Although I could have continued to play with it, I felt this was the best for short-term success on the field as well as long-term comfort off the field,” he said.

The surgery comes two weeks after the 37-year-old quarterback signed a two-year, $23 million contract – with a $15 million signing bonus – to stay with Arizona.

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