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.
Mozeliak says Berkman has meniscus tear. Getting a second opinion later in the week. No ACL tear found today. Possibly only 6-8 weeks now.— B.J. Rains (@BJRains) May 21, 2012
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.