Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - The Detroit Tigers announced Wednesday that
designated hitter Victor Martinez does not need a second surgery to
reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Martinez, who suffered a torn ACL during his offseason conditioning, had
microfracture surgery in January. He was supposed to have another surgery last
But after being assessed by Dr. Richard Steadman on April 4, it was determined
that Martinez would not need to undergo a second surgery.
Martinez will continue physical therapy until undergoing an MRI in July to
determine if he can return late in the season.
Martinez batted .330 with 40 doubles, 12 home runs and 103 runs batted last
season, his first with the Tigers. He spent most of the 2011 campaign as the
club's designated hitter.
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