Adam Rubin reports that doctors have confirmed that Ike Davis will avoid micro-fracture surgery on his ankle.
The plan is to continue resting and rehabbing the ankle throughout the offseason so that he will be ready to go come Spring Training.
Original Post 9/6
Mets first baseman Ike Davis told reporters on Monday, that he will avoid microfracture surgery to repair a bone bruise in his left ankle, which has kept him sidelined since May. Davis said that after resting for much of August, he has ramped up his workout regimen with no ill effects.
“Right now, all we can do is try to do the best thing for my career,” he said. “The best thing is not to have surgery right now. If it stays like this, I won’t have to. The last two weeks, I’ve been really pushing it, and it’s stayed pretty consistent. It hasn’t gotten worse, like in the past.”
Though he still has some pain, Davis is confident that team doctors will be clear him after he meets with them this week in New York.
“It’s not 100 percent, but it’s at the point right now where I’m moving around pretty well and can do basically about everything, so, still a little tight and some things in there that maybe in more time, it might heal. Right now, the reason we’re not going to have surgery is because I don’t think it’s going to be beneficial. Obviously it’s not ruled out, but as of right now, it looks pretty good.”
This was a crucial decision for Davis who must now avoid any setbacks. It has already been projected that it would take six months of recovery and rehab if he were to have the surgery, so any setback that would lead to surgery could jeep him from beginning the 2012 season on time.