Worst-Case Scenario Has Come True: Grady Sizemore Will Miss Rest Of Year

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Grady Sizemore Done For Season After Surgery

The bad just got worse: Grady Sizemore will miss the rest of the season after having microfracture surgery on Friday:

It was the worst-case scenario for the Indians, who knew they were going to lose their center fielder for at least six-to-eight weeks following knee surgery on Friday. Grady Sizemore, though, required a microfracture procedure on his left knee, ending his season and possibly sidelining him to begin spring training 2011.

Sizemore ends what was supposed to be a comeback season at .211/.271/.289 with no homers in 128 at-bats. The three-time All-Star was limited to 106 games last year by groin and elbow injuries.

Sizemore played in 33 games this year before hitting the disabled list. He was batting just .211 with a .271 on-base percentage and no home runs.

For more on this, visit SB Nation's Let's Go Tribe.

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Grady Sizemore Transferred To 60-Day DL As He Prepares For Knee Surgery

Grady Sizemore first hurt his knee in spring training. He reaggravated the injury in the middle of May and went on the DL. It was initially diagnosed as a deep bone bruise, but there was concern that Sizemore may have torn the cartilage. Now he's going to go under the knife as doctors try to figure out the extent of the damage.

At minimum, Grady Sizemore will miss another six to eight weeks of the 2010 season because of the knee injury he suffered two weeks ago.
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The actual date of Sizemore's surgery has not yet been determined, nor has the official prognosis for his anticipated return. Head athletic trainer Lonnie Soloff did not provide specifics on the other potential procedures that might arise during the knee scope, but he did not dispute that microfracture surgery is a possibility. If that procedure is performed, it would significantly lengthen Sizemore's stay on the DL, likely through and beyond season's end.

Being on the 60-day DL keeps Sizemore out at least through the All Star Break. However, if he's in need of a microfracture procedure, then the timetable changes significantly. It's just the latest bad break in what's been a miserable season for the Indians.

26 year old Trevor Crowe has received a lot of playing time in the outfield in Sizemore's absence, and that's going to continue for as long as Sizemore's out. Michael Brantley is also expected to be recalled from AAA Columbus at some point to get more big league exposure.

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Knee Injury Puts Grady Sizemore On Shelf As Surgery Possibility Looms

The Indians are bad. Grady Sizemore is batting .211 with zero home runs. There might be some kind of relationship between the two. And now the disappointing Sizemore story is moving into a new chapter, as a knee injury he suffered on Sunday is sending him to the DL:

Indians placed OF Grady Sizemore on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 17, with a left knee bone bruise.

Sizemore was initially listed as day-to-day, but he had an MRI on Wednesday morning, and now he's out indefinitely and might even need to go under the knife. Needless to say, this is not how Sizemore wanted to bounce back after a handful of injuries already spoiled his 2009.

Shelley Duncan's coming up from AAA to take Sizemore's spot, but Trevor Crowe's the favorite to take most of Sizemore's playing time. I suppose on the plus side, Cleveland isn't going to miss the early-season version of Sizemore's bat. The injury, though, only delays his progress in getting back to what he used to be.

You can find more on this at Let's Go Tribe.

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