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Diamond Cuts: They Call Me Bruce

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Jay Bruce

The Reds will be without Bruce for at least three weeks after a MRI revealed a partially torn meniscus in his left knee. The two-time All-Star underwent surgery on Monday to correct the problem but the specifics surrounding the procedure have been slightly misinterpreted. Several media outlets are reporting Bruce had the affected area repaired, but given the established timeline that is not entirely accurate.

To start, you have to understand the anatomy behind the knee itself. Between the upper and lower leg bones sit the menisci, two fibrocartilage discs specifically designed to withstand high amounts of stress while retaining their elasticity. This makeup allows the menisci to serve both as a shock absorbers and a stabilizer. The medial and lateral menisci are both located on the articulating surface of the tibia. While this position is critical for stability it does leave the discs susceptible to injury. If the knee is violently twisted,

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