When A’s second baseman Scott Sizemore went out of Tueday’s game with the Angels with an apparently left leg injury, there was some worry about that being the same leg on which he had ACL surgery last year.
But few, including Sizemore, were probably prepared for the devastating official diagnosis that came in on Wednesday. He suffered another torn ACL, the same injury in the same knee that kept him out for all of last season and will keep him out for the remainder of this season. Life’s cold. Here’s Bob Melvin, per Susan Slusser:
“It’s just awful,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “He’s one of those guys you really pull for. He wants to win. He’s coming off two difficult surgeries, to have a third one is devastating. We’re thinking of him.”
Sizemore flew from Southern California back to the Bay Area to have an MRI taken on Wednesday. Surgery reportedly has yet to be scheduled. Expect eye-framed wonder Eric Sogard, already platooning the position with Sizemore, to see the majority of time at the position now. Before the injury was made public, the A’s already placed Sizemore on the DL and called up versatile infielder/outfielder Andy Parrino from Triple-A.
Last year, Sizemore’s wife, Brooke, notably freaked out on Twitter upon learning of her husband’s injury. This time around she was a little more composed. Sort of.
This motherfuka for real??? twitter.com/BSIZEMORE29/st…
— Brooke Sizemore (@BSIZEMORE29) April 11, 2013