Indians' Sizemore has knee surgery, out for year

BY foxsports • June 4, 2010

Sizemore underwent a 90-minute operation on Friday in Vail, Colo. The team says the procedure performed by Dr. Richard Steadman included microfracture, which involves the drilling of small holes into the kneecap to stimulate the growth of cartilage.

The Indians said Sizemore, a three-time All-Star, will need six to nine months to recover. He is expected to participate in exhibition games next March when the Indians open training camp in Goodyear, Ariz.

The loss of Sizemore is another major blow to the Indians, who are in last place in the AL Central and struggling to sell tickets.