Trumbo leaning toward knee surgery

Outfielder expects to make decision after another opinion

August 24th, 2018

BALTIMORE -- Orioles outfielder is leaning toward having surgery on his right knee. Trumbo went on the disabled list Monday due to inflammation, and he's going to Northern California for another opinion on the knee Wednesday.

"I don't have anything totally conclusive. I needed to speak with a few people today," Trumbo said.

On his trip, Trumbo said he "will receive a few additional inputs before deciding what exactly makes the most sense." Trumbo, who is batting .261 with 17 home runs and 44 RBIs, missed the first month of the season with a strained right quad.

"I think at this point it's probably the best option," Trumbo said of surgery. "I haven't obviously made that decision completely."

Trumbo expects to have a decision on surgery a day or two after his appointment in Northern California. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews has examined Trumbo's MRI.

"[Andrews] gave [Orioles athletic trainer Brian Ebel] some feedback. There's quite a few different ideas, so ultimately, it will be up to me to decide which is best for the short term and the long term," Trumbo said.