Lance Berkman Injury: Cardinals 1B Has Torn Meniscus; No ACL Tear Found Monday

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman has a torn meniscus but tests did not find a torn ACL, according to general manager John Mozeliak. Berkman plans to get a second opinion, but if the meniscus tear is the worst of it, he could return to the field this season.

Related: Lance Berkman Talks Retirement After Possible ACL Injury

That is potentially very good news -- under the circumstances -- for Berkman, who has admitted that an ACL tear could mean the end of his career.

Berkman has hit .333/.429/.571 in 13 games for the Cardinals in 2012.

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