Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos said Wednesday he will have surgery on his torn right anterior cruciate ligament in two to three weeks, forcing him out for the remainder of the season, The Washington Post reported.
Ramos was injured as he chased a ball in the seventh inning of the Nationals' 2-1 win over Cincinnati last Saturday.
The 24-year-old said he had not suffered any further damage, other than the ACL tear, and he hoped to be back for spring training.
"Just the ACL," Ramos said. "They say it's normal surgery. I think I'm not coming back this season. But I will be good for next season."
Ramos, 24, was batting .265 this year, with three home runs and 10 RBI.