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Reyes undergoes successful surgery

Reyes ready to move on after surgery

NEW YORK -- Mets shortstop Jose Reyes underwent successful surgery to eliminate scar tissues in his right leg Thursday morning in Dallas. Reyes should be fully recovered and ready to participate in all activities in training camp in February.

The tissue had become a regular and significant irritation for Reyes during the summer when he tried to rehab his leg after tearing the accessory hamstring tendon behind the right knee.

The operation was performed by Dr. Daniel E. Cooper at North Central Surgical Center in Dallas. After it was completed, Cooper and Mets medical director, Dr. David Altchek of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, determined the surgery had gone well and according to their plan, the club said.

Reyes, 26, will begin additional rehab shortly and resume baseball activities soon after the New Year.

His season ended May 20 when he ruptured the hamstring tendon. Months later, while rehabbing the leg, he also tore the hamstring. However, the muscle requires no surgery.

Reyes appeared in merely 36 games before the initial injury on May 20. He accumulated 147 at-bats and batted .279 with 18 runs, 15 RBI, 11 stolen bases and two triples.

Marty Noble is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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