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Curtis, Gaither Have Surgeries

Receiver Kevin Curtis underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee Saturday, while middle linebacker Omar Gaither had successful surgery for the Lisfranc foot sprain.

At this point, there's a good chance Curtis will be back at some point this season. The outlook is not as bright for Gaither, although head coach Andy Reid is holding off on placing him on injured reserve.

"We'll see. I'm not going to make any moves here, right now," Reid said Saturday. "I'm just going to evaluate a little bit at a time. We don't have to do anything right at this minute, so we'll see. Right now it doesn't look good, but we'll see. We'll see what time does."

Gaither was fortunate in that only one screw was "put in to pin it."

"That's a good thing," Reid said. "It's better than two which sometimes they have to do."

As for Curtis, it's hoped that having his knee scoped will provide the relief for a nagging knee injury that has sidelined him for three of the first five games. Curtis, who two seasons ago led the team with 1,110 receiving yards, has five catches and no touchdowns on the year.

"There wasn't too much in there that they had to work on," Reid said. "They just snipped a few little things in there. It wasn't a major thing."

As for Curtis' potential return, Reid said: "Yes, I think so. I think time will tell here, but I think so. We'll just take it day by day here and see how he does."
-- Posted by Bob Kent, 2:59 p.m., October 24*

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