It sounded bad and looked even worse for the Detroit Tigers when it was announced last Thursday that their star designated hitter Victor Martinez had suffered a torn medial meniscus in his left knee.
It was the same knee that he’d had two prior surgeries on already during his time with Detroit. One of which caused him to miss the entire 2012 season.
Martinez had surgery to repair the torn meniscus, performed by famed Tommy John surgeon Dr. James Andrews, on Tuesday morning. The results are already in and the prognosis is a good one.
The surgery was a success and Martinez is only going to miss the next four to six weeks while rehabbing his knee, meaning that he should be ready to be in the Tiger’s lineup come Opening Day. The Tiger’s open their 2015 season at home on April 6th against the Minnesota Twins.
In a statement released by the team general manager Dave Dombrowski said,
“We are very happy the surgery went well and that Victor will be ready to compete for the start of the 2015 season.”