Shortstop Rafael Furcal, who signed a $39 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers last month, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Monday the procedure on Furcal's meniscus cartilage will be minor. Furcal is expected to recover fully in two to three weeks and should be ready when spring training opens, Colletti said. The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday in Los Angeles. Colletti said the Dodgers were aware of the problem when they signed Furcal on Dec. 7 at baseball's winter meetings. "It hindered him last season a bit and he had it drained a few times. But it gave us no concern," Colletti said during a conference call. "We knew there was a possibility he would need a little cleanup on it at some point in time." Colletti said Furcal probably could have made it through the upcoming season without having surgery, but the Dodgers decided it was better to have it done now.
Furcal Will Undergo Arthroscopic Surgery On Right Knee