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Tigers: Martinez Won’t Need ACL Reconstruction, To Have MRI In July

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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 7:   Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers hits a grand slam against the Cleveland Indians as Carlos Santana #41 looks on during the seventh inning of their game on September 7, 2011 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.   (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 7: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers hits a grand slam against the Cleveland Indians as Carlos Santana #41 looks on during the seventh inning of their game on September 7, 2011 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers say injured designated hitter Victor Martinez does not need reconstructive surgery for his anterior cruciate ligament.

Martinez had microfracture surgery in January and had the medial and lateral meniscus in his left knee repaired. He was expected to need another operation for the ACL, but the team says Dr. Richard Steadman determined that wouldn’t be necessary. Steadman did perform a procedure recently to help the ACL heal.

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