Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman, who many feared had a torn ACL, underwent surgery today to repair what was determined to be a meniscus tear, and is expected to be out of action for eight to ten weeks.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) May 25, 2012
Berkman, who consider retirement after the injury occured, could return to the lineup mid-August to early September, depending on how the knee responds to rehab. Berkman had one home run and a slash line of .333/.429/.571 before the injury.
The Cardinals may look outside the organization (Adam Lind?) to fill the void left at first base, but for now, rookie Matt Adams will get the opportunity, until Allen Craig returns from the disabled list sometime over the next few weeks. Adams has an early slash line of .222/.300/.278 in five games for the Cards this season, but impressed last season at Triple-A .300/.357/.566 with 32 home runs.