Sizemore's third opinion may shed light

Sizemore's third opinion may shed light

NEW YORK -- The latest news on Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore's deeply bruised left knee is expected to come on Sunday. Because Sizemore has received at least three opinions on the knee and the possible treatments for it, including a visit with a specialist in New York on Friday, the news has the potential to be grim.

Sizemore injured the knee in Baltimore on May 16 while sliding back to first base. He went on the disabled list three days later with the bone bruise, though head athletic trainer Lonnie Soloff said at that time that surgery was a possibility.

It has been speculated that Sizemore might have torn cartilage and/or suffered a microfracture in the knee. If surgery is performed, it would have the potential to end Sizemore's season. But that is all speculation, because the Indians have not revealed any information about the conversations had with specialists in Vail, Colo., or New York.

"We're still getting all the information," manager Manny Acta said on Friday.

Soloff will address the media on Sunday.

Sizemore reportedly first suffered the knee injury late in Spring Training and played through it, aggravating it in Baltimore. He was batting just .211 with no homers and 13 RBIs in 33 games when he went on the DL. Last year, Sizemore missed two months of the season because of injuries to his elbow and abdomen, both of which required surgery.