Thursday, March 3, 2011

Earmuffs! Castro has a torn meniscus

Jason Castro is likely headed for surgery after being diagnosed with a meniscus tear, and no one knows just how long he'll be out.

"If he does have to have surgery, they're going to have to see once they get in there how much damage and what they have to do. If they have to do more. It might be a little bit longer. We'll see."

"It could have been a lot worse. We still have to talk to Dr. Lintner and get his opinion on everything. Once we speak and I'm able to see him and we'll just go from there. Obliviously, it's frustrating. It's happened and it's over with and now we have to really focus on doing everything I can to get back as soon as I can."

Berkman dealt with a moderately similar injury last spring, and we all saw how well that worked out for him.

According to Dr. Jonathan Cluett, a torn meniscus is often accompanied with ACL/MCL injuries, as well.

So who benefits from this development? J.R. Towles, whom Alyson Footer has already noted will get more ABs in Spring Training, though the Opening Day catcher is yet to be determined.