DETROIT -- The knee surgery that could end Grady Sizemore's 2010 season will take place Friday in Vail, Colo. Sizemore, who was placed on the disabled list on May 19 with a bruised left knee, will undergo an arthroscopic procedure that will be performed by Dr. Richard Steadman. He will miss at least six to eight weeks as a result of the scope. But if Steadman determines that Sizemore has extensive cartilage damage in the knee, a more serious procedure could be performed. Microfracture surgery, which would most assuredly end Sizemore's season, remains a possibility. In that procedure, tiny holes are poked in the bone so that new cartilage forms as a result of the blood clotting.
The Indians, obviously, are hoping it doesn't come to that point. "I just hope that when Dr. Steadman goes in," Acta said, "it's not so bad and Grady can have the simplest procedure and be back as soon as possible, for his own good." The Indians had Sizemore visit at least one other specialist, and they had scans of his knee shipped overseas for input from international doctors. Sizemore, who initially injured the knee late in Spring Training, was batting just .211 with no homers and 13 RBIs this season.