CLEVELAND -- Grady Sizemore has consulted with the Indians' team doctors regarding the left knee injury that has landed him on the 15-day disabled list. This week, he's getting a second opinion. And a third. Sizemore is visiting doctors in Vail, Colo., and New York this week to determine the best course of action with regard to treatment of the deep bone bruise he suffered in the knee. Head athletic trainer Lonnie Soloff told reporters last week that surgical intervention is a possibility. The Indians are mum on how long they expect to be without Sizemore's services, though obviously his timetable is directly tied to whether or not he has the surgery.
Sizemore, batting just .211 with no homers and 13 RBIs this season, is believed to have first suffered the injury near the end of Spring Training, but he aggravated it when diving back to first base after a single in a game against the Orioles on May 16. He was placed on the DL three days later.