One surgery down, one to go. Or to put it another way: Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez suffered much more than a torn left ACL two weeks ago when he slipped during a conditioning drill. He suffered so much damage, in fact, the repairs have to be done in two stages. To get a head start in recovering from the other injuries his left knee sustained, Martinez's ACL won't be repaired for another 6-8 weeks. So if you're a calendar watcher, his recovery won't start in full until mid-to-late March, which in turn leaves no doubt Martinez has been lost for the 2012 season.
Victor Martinez has first surgery on knee
Detroit News | Jan 31