Nick Senzel is set to have knee surgery on Friday. It sounds like he is going to have some meniscus cleaned up and will have it scoped. The general timeline for recovery from this injury is 4-6 weeks, but the exact timeline won’t be certain until after the surgery takes place.
“Nick Senzel is going to have knee surgery on Friday,” said manager David Bell. “It’s a scope and it’s going in to clean it up. We really won’t have a date for return until after the surgery. Just once they go in and we know the extent of it, we’ll have a better idea of that. From all indications it is nothing too serious, more of just a clean up and we fully expect to have him back with a big part of the season remaining.”
When exactly the injury occurred isn’t quite known. Sometimes these injuries aren’t a “one time” thing in the sense that things can develop over time rather than an abrupt one-incident that leads to the problem.
“The last day that he played was the first time that I knew anything significant was going on and it really effected the way he was playing,” Bell said. “I think something happened – I don’t know, I don’t believe it was one play or anything like that, but it could have been – something happened that day that kind of aggravated it. It may not be a new injury, it might be wear and tear over the years but it did really act up that day and kind of led to where we are today. ”
“He wants to be back playing. I think he’s disappointed that he’s going to miss more time. But he was anxious to get it taken care of. I think it was a solution to get it taken care of and come back and be healthy and not have to worry about it. It might be a whole different story if it was something major that would keep him out for the rest of the year, I would think would have a good chunk of the second half of the season to play.”
“One of these days all of this is going to be behind him and he’s going to be able to play and not have to worry about this. Injuries are always a part of the game, don’t get me wrong, but he’s worked too hard and he has a long way to go – he’s still young. I’m positive that he’s going to get to a point where he’s healthy and not have to worry about this. He deserves it, and when that time comes which is hopefully after this surgery – man, it’s just so exciting to see what he can do on the field. I think we all got a taste of it on the major league field watching what he was doing at multiple positions. So athletically, gracefully, just making all of the plays and contributing offensively and running the bases and really seeing the full picture of what he’s able to do on the field is very rare and we can’t wait to get him back for a lot of reasons.”