Hank Aaron has partial hip replacement surgery

FILE - In this June 7, 2007 file photo, baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron smiles as he speaks at a ceremony where a commemorative plaque was unveiled at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Aaron's 80th birthday is celebrated in the nation's capital at a reception hosted by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.  (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
FILE - In this June 7, 2007 file photo, baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron smiles as he speaks at a ceremony where a commemorative plaque was unveiled at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Aaron's 80th birthday is celebrated in the nation's capital at a reception hosted by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

ATLANTA (AP) – Hall of Famer Hank Aaron is recovering from a partial left hip replacement.

The Atlanta Braves said Saturday the 80-year-old Aaron fell on ice on Friday and had the procedure later in the day.

The Braves say Dr. Scott Gillogly, who performed the procedure, says a full recovery is expected and Aaron should return to his routine activities within six to eight weeks.

The team plans to honor the 40th anniversary of Aaron’s record-breaking 715th home run on April 8 before their home opener against the Mets.

Braves president John Schuerholz said in a statement the Braves have Aaron “in our thoughts and prayers and wish him a complete and speedy recovery.”

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