Knee surgery ends season for Cleveland Indians’ Nick Swisher

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Indians announced Wednesday afternoon that veteran Nick Swisher was undergoing knee surgery on both knees in Los Angeles.

He will need 8 to 10 weeks to recover, and thus, his season is over.

The surgery is called an arthroscopic debridement in both knees as a result of wear and tear.

Swisher was placed on the 15-day disabled list on August 10.

He was also on the DL with similar discomfort from May 27 to June 11. Prior to the Wednesday procedure, Swisher hit .208 with 20 doubles, 8 homers and 42 rbi in 97 games.

Dr. Neil ElAttrache performed the surgeries.

 

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