Bad news for the Tigers:
#Tigers announce Victor Martinez tore his medial meniscus in left knee during workouts last week. Scheduled for surgery with Dr. Andrews.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) February 5, 2015
The Tigers just signed Martinez to a four-year, $68 million deal. Now he’s going under the knife.
In the past, players who have had surgery to repair similar injuries have missed 4-6 weeks. That would blow a big hole in Martinez’s spring training, but would still mean that he’d be available for the great majority of the season.
UPDATE: Or, maybe not. Depends what the doctors find when they operate:
Orthopedic surgeon says if cartilage can be trimmed, 4-6 weeks is rehab time. If cartilage has to be repaired, 12-16 weeks rehab time.
— anthony fenech (@anthonyfenech) February 5, 2015