Soares undergoes ankle surgery

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Soares undergoes ankle surgery

New England Revolution rookie defender A.J. Soares underwent surgery on his left ankle Thursday.

The surgery was successful, according to a release from the team, and will require 6-8 weeks of rehabilitation.

Soares will miss the final three games of the 2011 season.

The 22-year-old made 28 appearances this season and scored one goal.