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AP via Yahoo! Sports wrote:ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Chicago Cubs shortstop Nomar Garciaparra will be sidelined at least two-to-three months because of a torn left groin.
Garciaparra was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, one day after he got hurt while leaving the batter's box during a game against St. Louis. Cubs trainer Mark O'Neal said the muscle pulled away from the bone.
The Cubs, doctors and Garciaparra will decide in the next 10 days whether an operation is needed.
``The surgery is really going to be determined by is it something that Nomar wants to do,'' O'Neal said. ``We're trying to make a determination of what would be the most predictable outcome.''
If Garciaparra opts for surgery, O'Neal said the procedure should be done fairly soon so the muscle heals properly.
The Cubs, who entered Thursday's game against the Cardinals without either of their opening-day middle infielders, recalled Ronny Cedeno from Triple-A Iowa. Cedeno was batting .348 with three home runs and six RBIs in 13 games in the minors.
Garciaparra was carried off the field after grounding into a double play and collapsing just in front of the batter's box in the third inning. Garciaparra is hitting just .157 with four RBIs.
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