October 27th, 2009

Sizemore undergoes surgery on ankle

Scott Sizemore underwent surgery on his fractured left ankle Tuesday, including screws inserted to stabilize it, but the Tigers still expect him to be healed and ready for the start of spring training next February.

According to the Tigers, Sizemore will spend two weeks with a splint on his ankle, then a CAM boot to immobilize the ankle and foot. If all goes well, doctors will remove the screws in January.

While the surgery will obviously alter Sizemore’s offseason rehab — before the tendon damage was discovered, the Tigers hoped the simple fracture could be healed with six weeks in a protective boot — it shouldn’t impact his season. He’ll begin full weight-bearing activity once the screws are out and have at least a month between then and the time position players report to camp.