Berkman undergoes surgery, no ligament or meniscus damage
Astros first baseman Lance Berkman is expected to begin rehabbing Saturday after undergoing morning arthroscopic surgery to clean out loose cartilage debris in his left knee.
Astros team spokesman Gene Dias said Berkman didn’t have any meniscus or ligament damage and his prognosis remains the same: he’s expected to return in two to four weeks. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Crumbie at Florida Hospital in Kissimmee.
“From what I understand, they were able to clean everything up and there was no cartilage damage and he’s fine,” manager Brad Mills said. The level of concern has gone way down because of that. The doctor says he’s fine, so we’ll just go off of him and getting him ready and strong.”