LoMo expects to have season-ending surgery

LoMo expects to have season-ending surgery

LoMo expects to have season-ending surgery
MIAMI -- Logan Morrison doesn't think he'll be seeing the field again this season.

While no official decision has been made, the Marlins left fielder expects to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a tear in the patellar tendon of his right knee.

Morrison, who has been on the disabled list since July 29 with knee inflammation, met with renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, Colo., while the Marlins were on their 10-game road trip. Steadman recommended Morrison put off surgery and try resting and rehabbing the knee for three weeks before being reevaluated, but told the 24-year-old that the tendon won't heal itself and he will need to undergo the surgery eventually.

Steadman's was the second opinion Morrison received on the matter. Team doctor Lee Kaplan said Morrison might require surgery, but should wait the three weeks before making a decision. Either way, Morrison said, it's not a good sign.

"I just know how my knee feels, and I know it doesn't feel good," Morrison said. "I want to be healthy again; I don't want to have any pain in my knee. That would be great. If one of the best knee doctors in the world says that I'll need surgery, then it's probably a good indication, especially when Kaplan says I might need surgery."

The surgery will require a rehab period of four-to-six months, but Morrison said if he has it in September, he should be ready in time for Spring Training next season.

Morrison had a tear in his right patellar tendon last year and underwent the same corrective procedure in December. Despite the surgery, the knee did not properly heal.

The knee has been a hindrance all season to Morrison, who has appeared in 93 games. Morrison, whose future with the team is likely at first base, is hitting .230 with 11 home runs and 36 RBIs.

"Same exact thing [as last year]," Morrison said. "It's very frustrating -- very, very frustrating. It's probably my fault for trying to play through it, but you live and you learn, I guess."