Josh Hamilton’s Knee Pain Returns
- Updated: February 22, 2016
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Josh Hamilton, outfielder for the Texas Rangers, will be receiving more medical advice on his knee injury, which has been reported by “Sports Day” from Dallas News with “Hamilton was to see Dr. Jeff Dugas in Alabama on Monday to determine if there were any other treatment options for the inflamed capsule behind his left knee. This could lead to the possibility of a surgical recommendation. Hamilton received a cortisone injection in the knee in January and felt significant relief for three weeks.” With the pain returning recently, the Texas Rangers are still hopeful for the good health of Hamilton. After the second surgery, the team was very optimistic about his outcome. While his outcome is projected as positive, the MLB Official Website projected that “the Rangers have multiple options behind Hamilton in left field. Ryan Rua and Justin Ruggiano bat from the right side, while James Jones and Joey Gallo hit from the left side. Rookies Nomar Mazara and Lewis Brinson could be in the mix as well.” This will cement the team’s future in possible case of the scenario that everybody on the Rangers would like to avoid, while anticipating his return simultaneously. Also commenting, ‘Dr. Keith Meister told Hamilton that he is dealing with inflammation in a capsule behind the left knee. ‘The knee was addressed surgically in the offseason,’ general manager Jon Daniels said. “He has had some ups and downs, but he still has some discomfort. The purpose of the second opinion is to find out if there is something else we can do. You’d like to have a better handle on what we can expect from him this year.” While optimism has been expressed in the past, this second opinion should put any ambiguity to Josh Hamilton’s position in the rest of the season.