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Victor Martinez undergoes microfracture surgery: injury worse than expected

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The Tigers report Victor Martinez had microfracture surgery on his left knee and had repairs to his MCL and meniscus on Friday. Dr. Richard Steadman is optimistic Martinez will be ready for ACL reconstruction surgery in 6 to 8 weeks.

The Tigers' press release states:

The preliminary surgery on Friday went well according to Dr. Steadman and he is optimistic Martinez will be ready to undergo ACL reconstruction surgery on his left knee in approximately six-to-eight weeks. The Tigers continue to expect Martinez to be sidelined for the 2012 season.

Martinez injured the knee roughly two weeks ago while doing an off-season workout.