Your forensic review of the case, with both facts that you have assembled, can tell you nothing other than that Votto messed his knee up sliding, and he will have surgery tomorrow. None of us know any other facts of this case.
In spite of all the posts stating how many players will often perform on a meniscus tear, not have it repaired at all, or have it repaired in the offseason, you have determined that Kremchek is an idiot and is incompetent.
He might be an idiot, but he is not incompetent.
So be it.