Alex Gonzalez of the Milwaukee Brewers is helped off the field by manager Ron Roenicke and trainer Frank Neville after he was hit in the head with the ball while stealing second base in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on May 5, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Brewers' Alex Gonzalez Has Torn ACL

The Brewers' shortstop could be headed for surgery after leaving Saturday's game with a severe knee injury.

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Brewers' Alex Gonzalez Has Torn ACL

Torn ACLs appear to be quite the trend these days, beginning with the Chicago BullsDerrick Rose in the NBA and the New York YankeesMariano Rivera.

The Milwaukee BrewersAlex Gonzalez left Saturday’s game with a knee injury after a hard slide, and an MRI confirmed the bad news:

Rose is having surgery and so is Rivera, so it doesn’t seem likely that Gonzalez will avoid it. It’s not clear who will replace Gonzalez on a full-time basis — you’d think the Brewers would want someone better than Cesar Izturis — but it won’t be Craig Counsell:

Alex Gonzalez had barely made it off the field Saturday after suffering an apparently serious right knee injury before the Craig Counsell questions started rolling in. Might the popular Counsell come out of retirement to help the Brewers get through their wave of medical maladies?

Counsell said the thought crossed his mind, but the answer for now is no.

“I don’t have plans to play,” he said.

Too bad. That would have been fun.

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Brewers' Alex Gonzalez Suffers Knee Injury

The Brewers shortstop is headed for an MRI after leaving Saturday's game with a knee injury.

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