Posted May 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
Lance Berkman is out for awhile, but Tyler Greene is unexpectedly picking up the slack for the St. Louis Cardinals. Greene looks to continue his hot stretch at the plate as the Cardinals go for another win against the San Diego Padres in the middle game of this series Tuesday night. St. Louis (23-19) learned Monday it will be without Berkman for at least six weeks as he undergoes surgery on his injured right knee. That leaves the club without its first baseman and 2011 NL Comeback Player of the Year, who has a .333 average in just 13 games this season. Greene is doing his part to make up for Berkman's absence. The second baseman is hitting .308 with four doubles, three homers and six RBIs during an 11-game stretch that started with a career-best two homers and four RBIs in a win at Houston on May 6. He's been even better over the past five contests, going 8 for 17 with five extra-base hits. That includes going 3 for 4 with a double, a homer and two RBIs to lead the Card...

Berkman to have season-ending knee surgery

Lance Berkman confirmed that he will have surgery on his injured right knee in Houston Thursday morning by Dr. Mark Adickes. "Today was the consultation and I'm getting it done first thing in the morning," Berkman said in Houston Wednesday. Berkman will undergo the procedure to repair a torn meniscus as well as torn cartilage in the knee but he said there may be additional...

Berkman has torn meniscus, prepares for worst

ST. LOUIS Despite an MRI Monday that revealed no structural damage to Lance Berkman's right ACL, the Cardinals first baseman fears he will wake up from surgery Friday to find out it was replaced. Monday's exam revealed a torn meniscus and cartilage damage in his right knee, which will likely be repaired Friday at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. But doctors will also...

Adams promoted as Berkman lands on DL

The Matt Adams era has begun. The highly touted prospect was called up from Triple-A Memphis Sunday when the club placed first baseman Lance Berkman on the disabled list with an injury to his right knee. Adams, who hit .340 with nine home runs, 10 doubles and 27 RBI in 37 games for Memphis, arrives with plenty of hype after speeding through the Cardinals farm system with some impressive...

Cardinals fear Berkman has torn ACL

Lance Berkman is likely headed for another reconstructive knee surgery based on the preliminary diagnosis from Los Angeles Dodgers doctors. The team physicians on site at Dodgers Stadium on Saturday told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Berkman probably had a torn ACL. Berkman had ACL reconstruction surgery in 2005. Berkman was placed on the disabled list Sunday. He will find out...

Berkman diagnosed with torn meniscus, but ACL damage not ruled out

Lance Berkman was diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his right knee on Monday and will seek a second opinion before the team sets a timetable for his return. The Cardinals aren't ruling out ACL damage because tests were "uncertain." If Berkman suffered no ACL damage, he could return in six weeks, general manager John Mozeliak said. When Berkman left Saturday'...

Cards place Berkman on 15-day DL again

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals placed first baseman Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of an injured right knee. Berkman was hurt while stretching for a throw from shortstop Rafael Furcal on Justin Sellers' groundout in the second inning of Saturday night's 6-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Berkman will have an MRI exam Monday in St...

Lance Berkman's Injury a Big Blow, But Cardinals Have Shown They Thrive in Face of Adversity

Been there, done that. As unfortunate as Lance Berkman's injury is, and as devastating a blow it is to the St. Louis lineup, the Cardinals have faced about as much adversity over the past 15 months as any team in Major League Baseball. Yet, they just keep winning. When pitcher Adam Wainwright went down prior to the start of last season, many were already writing off the Cards...

Berkman: Maybe the sky isn’t falling

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Berkman out at least 6-8 weeks

Lance Berkman of the St. Louis Cardinals will be sidelined at least six to eight weeks with an injured right knee.

Cardinals 4, Padres 3

Tyler Greene hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth, trumping Jesus Guzman's two-run double in the top half, as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 to snap a four-game losing streak Monday night. Jaime Garcia allowed two runs and struck out seven in seven-plus innings for the injury-riddled Cardinals, who held their half-game lead over Cincinnati...

Puma Sneaks Away With Torn Meniscus

Lance without an ACL isn’t NE good.  With a torn meniscus, Lance Berkman is only out for six to eight weeks.  “Hello, I’m Keith Morrison of Dateline.  Today’s story is about an aging vet.  A vet that the media began reporting as finished.  Done.  But where this vet saw the end, his knee saw just a setback.  Also, on tonight’s Dateline:  Can you get cancer from playing...
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