That Joey Votto is some kind of Man Candy!
"For them to boo me like that, it lets me know they dream about me at night.” -- Brandon Phillips on Cards fans.
Why did it take the Reds medical staff 17 days to determine Votto had a torn meniscus?
My guess is it just didn't respond the way they had hoped. This isn't like tearing an ACL, there's a whole spectrum of levels of pain and damage.
The timing is really interesting, though. Plays through the tough West Coast swing and a hard series against the Cards only to opt for surgery during one of the softer spots of our schedule. Don't know if there's something to that or not.
It's possible the tear occurred after he hurt his knee in San Francisco. That slide might have weakened the knee and then the tear came later. If his knee hurt before, Votto might have put the pain of the tear down to the continuing pain of the initial injury and tried to play through it.
Votto hasn't been playing particularly well but the Reds have been winning anyway. Three weeks without Votto (assuming he rehabs and recovers quickly) shouldn't hurt too much so long as the pitching holds up.
Great opportunity for Frazier.
If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve!
lance berkman just missed 7 weeks with a torn meniscus
4 weeks might just be a pipe dream
Votto did not have an MRI before Monday.
“He didn’t request until then,” Jocketty said. “He didn’t think it was much of problem until the last few days.”
What am I missing here?
We'll be fine.
Votto is a huge loss obviously, but we aren't a one man team.