Report: Jose Altuve undergoes knee surgery
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has reportedly wasted no time trying to rectify the right knee problem that bothered him for the bulk of the season.
According to MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, Altuve underwent right knee surgery on Friday, a day after his Astros were eliminated from the American League Championship Series.
BREAKING NEWS: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, who battled knee problems in the second half of the season and into the playoffs, underwent surgery on his right knee Friday, a source tells https://t.co/mDPUQE6013
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) October 20, 2018
It’s not a huge surprise. The injury has been a lingering one, and it forced him into his first career DL appearance during the regular season. It was so troublesome for him in the playoffs that he couldn’t play second base and was relegated to DHing during the final three games of the ALCS, and made even worse by the fact that he aggravated it during Game 4. It may well have been a factor in a playoff series that saw him hit just .250 with only one extra-base hit.