Published: Jan 15, 2011 9:37 PM EST
Updated: Jan 15, 2011 6:37 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa jail deputy is recovering after breaking his leg while trying to break up an inmate fight.
      
Deputy Greg Brown, 35, tried to radio for help after two inmates began fighting Friday. Authorities said Brown tackled one of the inmates to the floor and broke his leg in the process.
      
The inmates were removed from the general population. Detectives are investigating to see whether to file charges against the inmates.
      
Brown was taken to the hospital and may need surgery.