Blue Jays' Maicer Izturis has torn knee ligament
Typical recovery time from injury is 4-6 months
An MRI revealed some bad news for Toronto Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis on Monday.
The 33-year-old tripped over some steps in the dugout in Baltimore on Sunday, and told reporters afterward that he heard a loud 'pop.' That sound turned out to be a complete tear of his knee's lateral collateral ligament.
The typical recovery time from that injury is four-to-six months, but the Blue Jays said in a release that Izturis will seek a second opinion before surgery.
The Blue Jays plan to recall infielder Munenori Kawasaki on Tuesday from their triple-A affiliate in Buffalo.