Blue Jays' Maicer Izturis has torn knee ligament

An MRI revealed some bad news for Toronto Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis. The 33-year-old tripped over some steps in the dugout in Baltimore on Sunday and suffered a complete tear of his knee's lateral collateral ligament.

Typical recovery time from injury is 4-6 months

Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis learned on Monday that he suffered a tear of his lateral collateral ligament in one of his knees, and is expected to miss four-to-six months of playing time. (File/Getty Images)

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.

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