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Hamilton’s quip bid derailed by knee surgery

Josh Hamilton‘s quip try suffered a distressing blow Monday when a 35-year-old – opposed for a mark on a Texas Rangers‘ Opening Day register – underwent surgery to correct ripped cartilage in his disinclined left knee, that has now been operated on 4 times in a final 18 months.

Hamilton, who missed all of 2016 after undergoing reconstructive medicine on a same knee, will need 6 weeks of rehab before he can resume running, according to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, and would afterwards need another four-to-six weeks in a minors before being deliberate for a mark on a active roster.

In stay on a minor-league deal, Hamilton’s knee flared adult during using drills final week, and Dr. Walt Lowe dynamic medicine was a best march of movement after a former MVP’s knee didn’t respond to a platelet-rich plasma injection.

“It is unsatisfactory for Josh,” manager Jeff Banister told The Associated Press last week. “I feel for him. He came into stay feeling good. I’m certain that for him, this is a challenge.”

Set to acquire $28.41 million in 2017 in a final deteriorate of a five-year understanding he sealed with a Los Angeles Angels following a 2012 campaign, Hamilton – who has now undergone 11 knee surgeries in his career – is approaching to lapse to Arizona after this week to start rehabilitating.

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