Blue Jays’€™ Maicer Izturis out 4 to 6 months after tripping on dugout steps

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis likely will be sidelined four to six months after falling down the dugout steps in Baltimore before Sunday’€™s game against the Orioles, the Blue Jays announced this week.

The 33-year-old told reporters after the game that he heard a loud "pop,"€ and he was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Izturis’€™ worst fears were realized when an MRI revealed that he had suffered a complete tear of his knee’€™s lateral collateral ligament.

Izturis will seek a second opinion before surgery, the team announced, but it is likely that he will miss the rest of the season.

Izturis was hitting .286 in 11 games with a .324 on-base percentage.