An impending sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers is currently the least of the St. Louis Cardinals' problems. The top priority has now turned to the health of first basemen Lance Berkman, who was helped off the field on Saturday night after a routine play in which he caught a throw from shortstop Rafael Furcal to retire Dodgers shortstop Justin Sellers. After falling to the ground, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and a trainer rushed to Berkman's side. Berkman then tried to walk off the field, but was unable to and was helped off by the two men.
No specific diagnosis yet on Berkman's knee injury, though he doesn't believe it to be an ACL issue. Will know more after MRI in StL on Mon.— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) May 20, 2012