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Braves’ Jurrjens undergoes surgery on right knee

Oct 20, 2010, 7:15 PM EDT

Jair Jurrjens AP

From David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution comes word that Braves starter Jair Jurrjens underwent arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee Wednesday.

The procedure, done by Dr. James in Andrews in Alabama, was deemed a success.

Jurrjens injured his right knee during a late-September bullpen session and did not make an appearance during the Braves’ short run in the NLDS.  But he should be fine once spring training opens next season and will look to get back to the kind of form that he showed back in 2009, when he ranked third in the National League with a 2.60 ERA over 34 starts.

The 24-year-old turned in a 4.64 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 20 outings this year, fanning 86 batters and walking 42 over 116.1 innings of work.

  1. apbaguy - Oct 20, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    After reporting to camp this year he reported shoulder issues, possibly as a result of overuse as a 22 & 23 year old, particularly in his age 22 season when he went from 140 innings to almost 190. Hopefully he’ll regain his 2009 form when he posted a 2.60 ERA in roughly 200 IP.

  2. BC - Oct 21, 2010 at 9:58 AM

    He went to Dr. Andrews for that? A lateral meniscus tear isn’t a horrific injury. Painful yes, but it’s not something that I’d think you’d need the foremost surgeon in the country to repair…

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