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The initial word on Grady Sizemore’s knee is encouraging

Jul 19, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT

Grady Sizemore AP

Grady Sizemore anticipated the worst after re-injuring his right knee during Sunday’s game, but at the moment, it appears another microfracture surgery is not in his future.

Sizemore underwent an MRI on Monday and according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the initial report from the Indians is that the bone bruise is not the same kind of injury that caused him to have microfracture surgery on his left knee last season.

“It doesn’t appear to be anything as serious as my fears,” said manager Manny Acta.

Sizemore missed just two weeks after injuring his right knee in June. While today’s news is encouraging, there is no current timetable for his return.

Despite his knee problems, Hoynes writes that “chances are good” that the Indians will exercise Sizemore’s $8.5 million club option for 2012. The 28-year-old is batting .237/.304/.466 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI over 257 plate appearances this season. He is 0-for-2 in stolen base attempts.

  1. tribester - Jul 19, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    That is great news, and not just because Buck just got hit in the head with a pitch. It’s not looking to be a very good year to be a Cleveland outfielder.

  2. bigtrav425 - Jul 20, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    please god no…get rid of this overrated guy!!

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