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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Will it be Weeks or Months Without Martinez?

Today, the Detroit Tigers were dealt the biggest blow of the offseason when they learned that their star designated hitter, Victor Martineztore his medial meniscus while training in preparation for the upcoming season.

Martinez just signed a four year extension with the Tigers that will take him to possibly the end of his career in MLB. This is Martinez’s second devastating knee injury in four years. Three years ago, Martinez tore his ACL while training in the offseason which caused him to miss the entire 2012 campaign. While it is unknown how much time Martinez will miss due to his injury this time, there is some speculation floating around the baseball world as to how much time he will miss.

Obviously overall health and age affect how much time a player will miss. This is the same knee that Martinez injured in 2012, so that could affect his recovery and rehab time. To put into perspective how long Martinez could be out, Anthony Fenech compares Jay Bruce’s and Ryan Howard’s similar injury.

The Tigers were offered news that is as about as good as it can get pre-surgery for Martinez. Many doctors were not disturbed with the MRI results, which means that the time table for healing would be weeks instead of months.

Many analysts have had orthopedic surgeons chime in on the issue, in hopes of getting a better understanding of the extent of possible time missed:

One thing for certain is that Martinez will not be participating in Spring Training. The Tigers will not know the exact time frame that he will be out until the surgery is complete next Tuesday. As more details become available, we will keep you updated on this big blow for the Tigers.

-Brett D’Angelo

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Brett D'Angelo
Editor for the Detroit Tigers team. Oakland University graduate and die hard fan of all Detroit sports, mainly the Red wings, Tigers, and Lions. Support the Green and White. Twitter: @BrettDAngelo

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