The right knee injury that knocked Wilson Ramos out of the Nationals lineup was obviously a serious one at the time that it happened and general consensus had Ramos out for the remainder of the 2012 season. There was some small sentiment, however, that if the tear was just a minor one there remained a chance that the catcher could return before season’s end.
Most of us knew that we weren’t going to see Ramos behind the plate again until next Spring, but any glimmer of hope that he’d return sooner have since gone out the window. Rich Dubroff of CSNwashington.com spoke with Davey Johnson prior to Saturday’s game and learned that Ramos underwent surgery late this past week to repair a torn meniscus in the knee. Only once that ligament heals further can doctors go in and perform surgery on Ramos’ torn ACL.
The damage proved to be worse than originally expected. Johnson characterized it as “some severe damage there”, according to Dubroff.
Ramos has had a rough few months, when you consider he was abducted in his native Venezuela this past Fall only to then see his season cut short so early due to this injury. News that the damage is “severe” is never good either, but hopefully he will be able to rehab fully and be 100 percent by Spring Training.