Carlos Beltran Had Knee Surgery Without Mets' Permission
The same knee condition caused Beltran to miss half of the 2009 season and while he initially felt better, the team says that he experienced pain during his conditioning workouts to prepare for the upcoming season. The 12-week timetable means that he should be able to start rehabbing right around when the season begins, with his return coming at some point after that.
It's hard to imagine this situation getting any uglier, but a 12-week timetable for a scope seems intuitively long (I'm by no means an expert, but generally scopes are done because they're not invasive and keep recovery time down) and given the way Beltran's return date kept sliding later and later last year, there are a lot of questions unanswered. And that's without getting in to why Beltran felt the need to have the procedure done without the Mets' permission. I guess after the way 2009 went, Mets fans shouldn't have expected anything different.