Cards' Mozeliak: Berkman out at least 6 weeks with torn meniscus - KMOV.com

Cards' Mozeliak: Berkman out at least 6 weeks with torn meniscus

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkmann has a torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to miss six to eight weeks, general manager John Mozeliak announced during a press conference Monday.

Mozeliak said an MRI on Berkman's knee did not show a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but the 36-year-old will get a second opinion later in the week to make sure.

Berkman was hurt while stretching for a throw from shortstop Rafael Furcal on Justin Sellers' groundout in the second inning of Saturday night's 6-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Berkman, the NL comeback player of the year in 2011, is on the DL for the sixth time in his 14-year career. He had just returned to the lineup on May 13 after being sidelined for 21 games because of a strained left calf he aggravated while chasing a popup.

The Cardinals filled Berkman's roster spot by purchasing the contract of first baseman Matt Adams from Triple-A.

Berkman, a six-time All-Star, underwent surgery on his right knee in 2005 and on his left knee in 2010 while with the Houston Astros.

 


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