go birds wrote:
thank HJ. All this time I've been under the impression that microfracture surgery was to fix a small fracture in the kneecap. lol
They can actually do microfracture on the underside of the kneecap if it gets all gouged up. Mine has some wear and tear, but I am thankfully far from being a candidate for the procedure according to a specialist I saw a few months back. I was thinking it would be much worse. I actually started running sprints again on the track and in the pool, and it feels pretty good.
I think Beltran had his MF surgery in January 2010. He should be as recovered as he can be by now. He missed half the year, and more importantly, probably did not have time to work on his leg strength and conditioning until after the season. The fact that he performed so well last year is really encouraging. I don't think his knee will be an issue.