SEATTLE -- White Sox slugger Magglio Ordonez had
arthroscopic surgery on torn cartilage in his left knee Saturday
and is expected to be out four to seven weeks.
"Everything looks fine," head trainer Herm Schneider said
before Chicago played the Seattle Mariners. "He walked in and
Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph, a team physician, operated at Rush
University Medical Center in Chicago. Schneider said the four-time
All-Star right fielder might be able to begin rehabilitation as
early as Monday in Chicago.
"We don't anticipate much swelling," he said.
The AL Central-leading White Sox hope to get their 30-year-old
star back in the lineup as quickly as possible. He's batting .311
with eight homers and 34 RBI in 42 games.
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen prefers not to talk about
Ordonez while he is out.
"I don't want to think about Magglio," he said. "Magglio is
not part of my team now."
Ordonez was injured May 25 against Texas while swinging at a
pitch. The White Sox kept treating him, hoping his condition would
improve. He had an MRI exam last weekend.
The White Sox finally put him on the 15-day disabled list,
retroactive to May 26, on Friday. It's the first time Ordonez has
been on the disabled list in his eight-year career.