Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday for a meniscus tear in his left knee, the team announced.
Ellis suffered the injury trying to score from second on Andre Ethier's pinch-hit single Saturday. This is the second time Ellis will undergo the surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee. He also went through the same surgery after the 2012 season.
Ellis, 33, said on Twitter that he hopes to be back on the field soon.
#Dodgers catcher AJ Ellis is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for a meniscus tear tomorrow morning in Los Angeles. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 8, 2014
Further information will be released following the scheduled procedure. The #Dodgers will make a roster move prior to tomorrow night's game. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 8, 2014
Blown away yet unsurprised by support of @Dodgers fans. Have total confidence in Dr.ElAttrache and Med Dept to have me back on field ASAP — AJ Ellis (@AJEllis17) April 8, 2014
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