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Victor Martinez expected to undergo ACL surgery on Friday

Jan 26, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT

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Detroit announced last week that Victor Martinez suffered a torn ACL during offseason conditioning.

He’s probably going to have it repaired on Friday.

According to John Niyo of the Detroit News, Martinez was in Vail, Colorado on Thursday for a second opinion on the potentially season-ending knee injury. If the original diagnosis is confirmed — and there’s about a 99 percent chance that it will be — he’ll go under the knife just before the weekend.

V-Mart, 33, batted .330/.380/.470 with 12 home runs and 103 RBI in 145 games last season. The Tigers signed Prince Fielder to a nine-year, $214 million contract this week to help make up for the loss.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jan 26, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    His injury shows that trying to be in the best shape of your life can be risky.

  2. whittle79 - Jan 26, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Haha. !!

  3. detroitcityryda - Jan 26, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Get well vmart .god bless .

  4. adiddie - Jan 26, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    Zero chance he could play in sept or oct???

  5. thom4msu - Jan 27, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Can’t wait to see Victor, Prince, and Cabrera in the same lineup in 2013.

  6. notherpoint - Jan 29, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    What a clutch hitter he has been since he came to Detroit. Runner in scoring position w 2 outs? No problem He will be sorely missed even with prince

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