July 25, 2014

MLB News: Grady Sizemore undergoes another microfracture surgery

Grady Sizemore’s agent, Joe Urbon, confirmed that the former Cleveland Indians outfielder had microfracture surgery on his right knee this past September.

Sizemore previously had microfracture surgery on his left knee in 2010, one of the several operations he has undergone since his stretch of MVP-like performances between 2006-2008. Though Sizemore missed all of the 2012 season after injuring his back in Spring Training, it appears that the knee was a continual source of pain and frustration throughout the year.

Urbon reportedly stated that this microfracture surgery was “a lot less invasive” than Sizemore’s first, but the player understands the bid to return to the field is going to be a long process given his recent history. Returning to the field, however, continues to be a priority for the 30-year-old free agent who has played in Cleveland every year of his professional career.

“[Sizemore] has a good mindset,” Urbon said. “He knows what to expect and what each step brings.

“He has every intention of coming back when he’s 100 percent, and not a day sooner.”

Since playing in 162, 162 and 157 games, respectively, Sizemore has combined to play in 210 games over the last three seasons.

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  • stryker1121

    Huh. May be worth taking a flyer on. Throw $5M at him and see if he signs?

  • ThatAlex

    I was all set to go with a sarcastic quip about this news, but you know what…he gave us 4 amazing years, where he played every single day and put in everything he had. I just end up feeling sorry for him that he couldn’t keep his body together the past couple years.

  • mgbode

    and just think that he should be in his prime right now. that $$ that Hamilton is getting could have been the same for him. i know he’s made a ton more than any of us will ever make, but to be that good and that close only to have your body betray you has to be ridiculously frustrating.

  • Jeff D

    Agreed. This is just sad, really…Grady was so exciting so early in his career, to see his body quit way before the rest of him meant that both he and the fans missed out on what could have been a truly special career.

  • Natedawg86

    I remember being so upset about that SI article about him having the chance to be the best ever…all downhill from there