Some good news, at least for the Blue Jays, maybe not for the future Michael Saunders, but doctors removed his meniscus and he will likely be back much earlier than first reports.
Michael Saunders had 60% of the meniscus removed from his left knee removed this afternoon. He's now expected to be out 5-6 weeks. #BlueJays— Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) February 27, 2015
Barry Davis tweeted that Saunders elected to have the meniscus removed:
Before going under, Saunders had opted to have meniscus removed regardless. Advancements with the procedure made decision easier. #bluejays— Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) February 28, 2015
Apparently, even with the greater chance of arthritis, later in life, Saunders wanted to get back to the team as quick as he could.
Saunders walked out of hospital, without crutches and will be able to start running in a couple of weeks, all going well. He may even get into some spring training games. I'll admit, I'm hoping the Jays keep him out of the games in Montreal, just to be on the safe side.
So can we forget the idea of picking up Dayan Viciedo?