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'Guinea pig' Sizemore to stay in center

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08:25 AM ET 01.07 | The Indians are counting on a successful result in the experiment of Grady Sizemore's microfracture knee surgery. He is something of a guinea pig in baseball for microfracture, a procedure in which doctors intentionally make tiny fractures in a body to promote growth of new cartilage and a surgery more often done on basketball and football players. While there haven't been setbacks following his June surgery, [Chris] Antonetti said, Sizemore just recently began modified baseball-related activities. Sizemore likely won't be available for the start of spring training, but the club is optimistic he'll be ready by opening day. Once he is, the Indians plan to keep Sizemore in center field rather than move him to a position that doesn't necessitate covering as much space.

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January 7, 2011  08:30 AM ET

As long as his speed and range are not affected by the surgery...oh wait this is the Indians...they will do it no matter what...

January 7, 2011  08:31 AM ET

!@#$%!@#$% spammers!

January 7, 2011  09:10 AM ET
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i just hope that in my entire lifetime that my name and the words "Guinea Pig" are never used in the same sentence, paragraph or story....how embarrassing for Sizemore...he's been "Richard Gere'd"

Microfracture surgery has been done many times for basketball players. I don't think the sport the athlete plays is the factor of success. It's the patient.

Hopefully he can come back and resume what looked to be a promising career. If not, we can add him to the Rick Manning-Joe Charboneau wing of busts

January 7, 2011  09:15 AM ET

This piece of news should help brighten up a winters day for the average Indians fan. Good luck with that.

January 7, 2011  09:28 AM ET
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This piece of news should help brighten up a winters day for the average Indians fan. Good luck with that.

Says you...I am going to bask in the glorious return of Austin Kearns for as long as I can. Something tells me I am going to need it

January 7, 2011  09:29 AM ET
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+1....i give props to anyone who puts Joltin' Joe Charboneau in a post...

What do I get for a Cory Snyder reference?

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January 7, 2011  10:06 AM ET
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That said, I'm not a knee doctor, so I really don't know what the **** I'm talking about.

That's alright Slink, neither is the guy who wrote this arcticle.

January 7, 2011  10:28 AM ET

Intentional tiny fractures to promote new growth. In the Knee? Wow. They're doing alot today knees and such. Hope it works out for him. I would say a center fielder needs his knees.

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January 7, 2011  10:36 AM ET
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i just hope that in my entire lifetime that my name and the words "Guinea Pig" are never used in the same sentence, paragraph or story....how embarrassing for Sizemore...he's been "Richard Gere'd"

I like guinea pigs. They're great in a white wine sauce with saffron rice

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January 7, 2011  11:00 AM ET

God, what a disappointment Mr.Grady! get some titanium parts why don't ya.

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January 7, 2011  11:20 AM ET
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sounds like something Cain would write

Did I say that out loud?

January 7, 2011  11:33 AM ET
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This piece of news should help brighten up a winters day for the average Indians fan. Good luck with that.

As soon as he is healthy and producing again... TRADED!!!!!

Chin Soo Choo... TRADED!!!

This team will actulally suck worse than the Pirates.

 
January 7, 2011  11:36 AM ET

Pardon me, Shin-Soo Choo

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