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Mat Latos is already walking without crutches five days after knee surgery

Feb 19, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

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Mat Latos underwent surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that the Reds right-hander is already “walking without crutches” or “a noticeable limp.”

At the time of the surgery the Reds said they hoped Latos could resume throwing in around 10 days and so far he’s on schedule. Or as general manager Walt Jocketty put it: “He’ll be fine.”

  1. asimonetti88 - Feb 19, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    Last year for the Lakers, Metta World Peace was back in game action only 12 days after meniscus surgery. Latos is considerably younger than MWP and is likely in better shape, assuming he doesn’t take shots of Hennessey in between innings, so I’m sure he’ll be back on the mound in no time. Which is good news for Cincinnati because Latos happens to be a pretty good player.

  2. racksie - Feb 19, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    You never use crutches after a meniscus surgery. This is not a major surgery.

    • jm91rs - Feb 19, 2014 at 11:56 AM

      Didn’t you read the comments last week when everyone was chiming in “I had meniscus surgery and couldn’t even walk for a month, there’s no way he’ll be back”?

      • racksie - Feb 19, 2014 at 12:21 PM

        Yep. And my comment was I DID have it and was doing pretty physical work in 11 days. Couldn’t walk for a month? Get a new surgeon because he botched it.

      • 78mu - Feb 19, 2014 at 12:25 PM

        C’mon, we all know more than those goofy doctors that wasted their youth in medical school. We have the internet so we all have the ability to diagnose these injuries.

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