Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio (44) is attended to by a team trainer after straining his knee during the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Knee Injury Knocks Rockies' Juan Nicasio Out For Season

On the Disabled List since early June, Nicasio's going to miss the rest of 2012 after undergoing knee surgery to remove a "loose body".

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Rockies' Juan Nicasio Out For Season After Knee Surgery

The RockiesJuan Nicasio suffered a frightening injury during the 2011 season when he was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of the NationalsIan Desmond, fell backward and fractured his neck.

It was an inspiring story when he came back and joined the Rockies’ rotation to begin the 2012 season. Unfortunately, he suffered a knee injury trying to field a ground ball against the Dodgers in early June and has been on the DL since then.

Now, he’s had surgery and won’t return this year:

This sort of surgery is fairly common and it wouldn’t seem to get in the way of Nicasio returning to pitch for the Rockies in 2013.

For more on the Rockies, please visit Purple Row and SB Nation Denver.

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