Omar Minaya sent out a statement regarding Johan Santana’s surgery today. It indicates the Mets first knew Santana’s knee injury after his start against the Nats on Sept. 18. They didn’t know the severity of it until Tuesday, when Santana received a routine exit physical.
“Johan’s exit physical, standard for all players, took place yesterday. An MRI revealed a torn meniscus in his left knee which necessitated surgery. Johan had mentioned some mild discomfort after his start in Washington which did not preclude him from facing the Cubs or Marlins last week. Most important is that the operation was successful and that he’ll be ready to go before Spring Training.”