Thursday, February 5, 2015

Victor Martinez to miss 6-8 weeks with knee Injury

Victor Martinez at bat during the 2014 playoffs
According to numerous reports, Detroit Tigers DH/1B Victor Martinez tore the medial meniscus in his left knee last week.

Martinez is supposed to undergo surgery next Tuesday by Dr. James Andrews, and at this point there is no time-table for his return, according to Dave Dombrowski.

This is the 2nd time in the past 4 seasons, that Martinez has suffered a relatively significant injury during offseason workouts.

While Pitchers and Catchers are supposed to report on Feb 19, 2015, the rest of the position players, including Martinez, were not supposed to be in Lakeland, Florida  for full-squad workouts until February 24.

Recovery from a surgery like this usually takes 6-8 weeks, but as Dombrowski indicated, the Tigers have no idea when Martinez will be fully recovered.

UPDATE:  Dave Dombrowski, when asked about the injury by The Free Press's
Anthony Fenech said the Tigers will "remain optimistic"

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