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Alex Gonzalez had his ACL surgery

Alex Gonzalez

Milwaukee Brewers’ Alex Gonzalez (11) reacts after being injured stealing second base against the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, May 5, 2012. Gonzalez left the game after the play. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)


Brewers shortstop Alex Gonzalez had his ACL surgery this morning. In a surprise, the doctor announced afterward that it “was the least successful surgery ever. Really, I messed up. It’s a hot mess in that knee, and he would have been far better off with an amputation than the havoc I wreaked in that thing.”

Just kidding. It was successful. All surgeries are successful. No one ever says differently.

But it’s a serious injury, so Gonzalez is still toast for the season. And maybe forever? He’s 35 and can’t really hit anymore. His glove is still solid, but if he wants a job next year he’s going to have to show that he hasn’t lost any mobility due to the surgery.