Sizemore tears ACL again, out for season

ANAHEIM — Having already missed all of 2012 while rehabbing his surgically-repaired knee, A’s second baseman Scott Sizemore has re-torn the same ACL and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season.

Sizemore initially felt pain in the knee while chasing after a fly ball in Tuesday night’s game in Anaheim, which marked just his second start since Sept. 2011, and he underwent an MRI administered by team orthopedist Dr. Will Workman in the Bay Area on Wednesday that revealed the tear.

Workman and the rest of the team’s medical staff are still discussing when Sizemore will undergo the surgery, which will be his third in the last five years. Aside from last year’s procedure, the infielder also underwent surgery on his left ankle for a fractured fibula in 2009.

“Unbelievable,” said manager Bob Melvin, visibly shaken. “It’s just awful. I’ve been with Scotty since I took over here. We actually came up around the same time. He had a great year, played out of position, and he’s one of those guys you really pull for, because he’s such a good guy and cares so much and wants to win. He’s coming off two difficult surgeries in the last several years, and to have a third one is devastating.

“We’re thinking about him, but I can’t imagine what’s going through his mind right now.”

With Sizemore out of the mix at second base, where he was platooning with Eric Sogard, the A’s will continue to rely on Sogard, as well as switch-hitter Andy Parrino, who was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday to take Sizemore’s place on the active roster.

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