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Joey Votto undergoes “minor procedure” after setback with surgically-repaired knee

Aug 11, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

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The Reds were originally hoping that Joey Votto would only have to miss three to four weeks following surgery on July 17 to repair a torn medial meniscus in his left knee, but that won’t be the case.

According to Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer, returned to Cincinnati last night and had a “minor procedure” to have a piece of floating cartilage removed from his knee. He’ll need another 7-10 days of recovery time, which could put him at risk for missing all of August.

Votto experienced some soreness in the knee during sliding drills as recently as Thursday and told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that he wasn’t “ready to play yet.” The floating cartilage was found after he was sent for an MRI.

Votto, 28, is batting .342/.465/.604 with 14 home runs, 49 RBI and a 1.069 OPS in 86 games played this season. The Reds managed a 10-game winning streak during his absence, but dropped five in a row before yesterday’s win over the Cubs. They enter today’s action at 67-46, 3 1/2 games in front of the Pirates in the National League Central.

  1. whodeyx - Aug 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Gotta be kidding me. The reds medical staff is a complete joke. Not necessarily saying they dropped the ball on this one (even though they did initially by not getting him checked before the all-star break), but this has become a recurring theme in Cincinnati

  2. savior72 - Aug 11, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Amputate it

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