Sep 8, 2010 2:26 AM
DENVER (AP) - Broncos tailback LenDale White has undergone surgery to repair a ruptured right Achilles' tendon that will sideline him for the season.
His uncle, Herman White, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the operation "went as expected" and that his nephew now has "some work he needs to put in."
White grew up in Denver and is trying to resurrect his career with the Broncos after a fallout in Tennessee and a brief stop in Seattle. He tore his Achilles' during Denver's preseason finale at Minnesota last week.
The 25-year-old Southern Cal product faces months of arduous rehab as he tries to make a return to the field. Many tailbacks have struggled to come back from this type of tear, but Herman White said his nephew's "spirits are real high."
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