While it’s still uncertain whether Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman will need surgery on his ACL, he is going ahead with surgery on the torn meniscus he suffered on Saturday. There has been one change of plans:
Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman confirmed this morning that he will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his damaged right knee either Thursday or Friday in his hometown of Houston rather than in Vail, Colo.
Berkman returned home with his family Monday night and has scheduled a consultation for today with Houston orthopedic Dr. Mark Adickes, a former NFL player who entered medicine after his playing career.
Berkman had originally intended to travel today to Colorado but reconsidered partly because of logistics and partly because of Adickes’ reputation.
There’s still some uncertainty on how much, if any, damage there is to Berkman’s ACL. If the ACL is torn (the link above says it’s “stretched”), it could end Berkman’s season and possibly his career. If not, he could rehabilitate and possibly play again this year. Until Dr. Adickes goes in there, no one can know for sure.