Re: Votto out additional 7-10 days
Having cartilage removed from a knee a few decades ago meant a player was out for a long time. Arthroscopic surgery may not be as invasive, but it's still knee surgery and having had my own bouts of meniscus problems in the past, it is not alarming or surprising to me that his rehab needs to be extended. The human knee is a terrible joint, poorly designed and unable to withstand the stresses we place on it, especially if we happen to run, stop, jump, etc. for a living.
What it often needs is simply time. Here's a case in point. My left knee currently has torn lateral meniscus, which has not been removed because it doesn't bother me constantly. However, it flares up occasionally and after a few weeks of not running, it feels better.
How did I hurt it? Slide tackling in a soccer game and I imagine it's the same issue Votto's having; when you tuck that leg underneath and jump on it, the knee joint is twisted and torqued. Not something it likes to do.
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