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September 03, 2016

6ABC anchor Jim Gardner to return after weeks-long medical leave

Gardner said his bicep tendon was "hanging by a thread" in early August

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6ABC's Jim Gardner and Cecily Tynan.

A bicep tendon injury kept 6ABC anchor Jim Gardner off the air for the majority of August, but come Tuesday, he's back.

Though, he joked, he doesn't know if he'll remember how it's done.

During the show's Aug. 5 broadcast, Gardner said that his bicep tendon was "hanging by a thread" and that he'd been taking a few weeks off while he recovered from surgery.

Gardner's been with WPVI-TV since 1976 and celebrated 40 years on air with the station in July.