Marlins' Coghlan opts for knee surgery

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MIAMI Fl. - Florida Marlins left fielder Chris Coghlan will have arthroscopic left knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus, the club announced on Sunday.

Dr. Lee Kaplan will perform the procedure on Wednesday, and the recovery time is expected to be four-to-eight weeks.

Coghlan, the reigning National League Rookie of the Year, was hurt during a game-ending celebration on July 25 when he shoved a shaving cream pie in the face of Wes Helms following a 5-4 win over the Braves in 11 innings.

He was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day and was trying to put off surgery until the offseason by going through a rehabilitation stint, but the pain was too much to bare, according to Coghlan.

Over 91 games this season, the outfielder hit .268 with five homers and 28 RBI.

It is the second fluke injury to take place in the majors this season while celebrating a victory. On May 29, the Angels' Kendry Morales suffered a season-ending broken leg after hitting a 10th-inning game-winning grand slam when he jumped toward home plate into a throng of teammates.


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