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It’s actually Carlos Beltran’s other knee that hurts

Mar 9, 2011, 8:20 AM EDT

Carlos Beltran

The wonkiness of Carlos Beltran‘s knee has been cause for concern. Has he simply not healed properly from last year’s surgery? Was it just never meant to be right again?  Nope, those questions aren’t operative. Because it’s his other knee that is causing him problems.

Seems that, though the surgery was on his right knee, Beltran is overcompensating by favoring his left knee, which has led to tendinitis that is going to keep him shelved for four or five days.

Beltran and the Mets waxed optimistic yesterday and neither think this will impact his start to the season.  But it is kinda hard to figure how, if one is sore in the first week of March, one won’t be sore throughout the season.

  1. PanchoHerreraFanClub - Mar 9, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    The real question is will Carols be able to hit the hook with a sore knee?

  2. BC - Mar 9, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    Oh this is priceless. Next thing you know the ownership group will go bankrupt… oh, wait a minute….
    Where’s that $@@%!!&%#$! Nardil???!?!?

  3. Jonny 5 - Mar 9, 2011 at 9:09 AM

  4. sdelmonte - Mar 9, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    He’s getting old. Not good for the team, but not the sort of thing you can do anything about. Aside from never signing anyone to a seven year deal.

    • BC - Mar 9, 2011 at 9:30 AM

      Short of having him kidnapped and sequestered away somewhere in Mongolia and then putting him on the “did not report” list, yeah, the Mets are kinda stuck.
      78-84, here we come!!!

  5. mrznyc - Mar 9, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    There’s a poster advertising a storage company here in New York. It’s plastered over bus stops and the like – In big bold letters it reads, “New York, home to six professional sports teams – and – The Mets.”

  6. davebrownspiral - Mar 9, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    If you’re the Mets, I would not rush this guy and hopefully get him healthy and playing well (he is playing for a contract so he should be motivated) by the deadline. Maybe then they would be able to ship him off to a contending AL team where he could play OF part time and DH for a decent prospect or two. I think that’s the best the Mets can hope for at this point.

  7. apbaguy - Mar 9, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Olney is reporting this morning that BOTH of Beltran’s knees are hurting now.

    • BC - Mar 9, 2011 at 11:34 AM

      Better living through chemistry! Grab the needles and start shooting that cortisone. Better yet, why not try a little cream and clear? If he doesn’t get caught, great. If he does, he gets 50 games off to rest and rehab his knees.
      Hey, I’m reaching for anything right now…

    • The Dangerous Mabry - Mar 9, 2011 at 12:51 PM

      The article he’s basing that on really only says that his left knee is bothering him now. I guess their point is that he’s had plenty of issues with his right knee all along, and now his left knee hurts, so he’s got problems with both knees. But I didn’t see anything in there that indicated that his right knee is causing any particular problems right now.

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