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Cuomo undergoes hand surgery Tuesday

ALBANY – Cuomo v. Cuomo didn’t go so well for the older Cuomo.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had surgery Tuesday in a Manhattan hospital to repair ligament damage to his right hand that he injured in a game of one-on-one basketball with his younger brother, CNN morning host Chris Cuomo.

An administration official declined to name the hospital, but confirmed the surgery was scheduled to repair a ligament tear during the basketball match between the Cuomo brothers.

An administration official said the injury occurred in September. The governor had his hand partially bandaged earlier this fall.

The governor told guests during a holiday party at a Manhattan bar Monday night that he injured his hand hitting the basketball rim in a match against his brother, the New York Post reported.

Former Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, now with a Rochester business organization, took to Twitter Tuesday morning to take a poke at his former boss. Duffy, 6 feet, 5 inches tall, joked – apparently – that Cuomo didn’t have the vertical lift ability to reach a regulation-height rim. “No way the Gov. hit his hand on a 10 ft rim,’’ Duffy tweeted.