April 5, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (17) speaks with manager Don Mattingly (8) during a stoppage in play in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

A.J.'s Surgery Successful, Club Reporting 4-6 Weeks Recovery

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Ok so to conclude this surgical drama, A.J. Ellis underwent successful left knee surgery this morning. The Dodgers are reporting it to be a 20 minute cleanup of the left medial meniscus. What did they call it? Debride. This was a debride procedure. 20 minutes seems pretty quick, so it might not be as bad as I thought it was.

I feel like I’m writing for St. Elmo’s or something like that. Surgical Lair. Lasorda’s hospital. Ok enough cheese. Back to the point, A.J. is expected to have a 4-6 week recovery time. Or so the club is now reporting. 4-6 weeks seems a bit optimistic to me, but that’s the best case scenario. He may still be out months for as far as we know.

In the meantime while A.J. is resting, the club should be calling up Tim Federowicz to be the primary catcher. I just hope he can make it to the ball park tonight.

The main point of all of this, is that being without A.J. for any extended amount of time is going to be very hard on the club. A.J. really is the heart and soul of the Dodgers. He’s a good catcher, decent hitter, and beloved by all fans. We hope to see A.J. back in Dodger blue as soon as possible.

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