If any good news can come from the fact that San Diego Padres’ left fielder Carlos Quentin is done for the remainder of the 2014 season, it is that he won’t have to undergo surgery to repair his left knee. The diagnosis is a bone bruise, which will require rest and treatment.
“No surgery, that’s a relief, I just need some time to heal. It’s nice to finally have a course of action for my knee.” (h/t, Corey Brock, MLB.com)
Quentin and the Padres originally feared that the outfielder would have to have microfracture surgery, which would’ve put him out well into the 2015 season. After a second opinion, that option was taken off the table. Quentin has suffered was if known as an insufficiency fracture of the knee, which means he has several stress fractures in the bone that is already in a weakened state.
The outfielder, who hasn’t played since June 26th, was hitting only .177 with four home runs, and 18 driven in before his latest injury cut his season short. Quentin had previously injured the knee during spring training, and missed close to 40 games as a result.