Beltran sent for MRI on left knee

2012-10-17T22:27:00Z 2012-10-17T23:02:26Z Beltran sent for MRI on left kneeBY DERRICK GOOLD
October 17, 2012 10:27 pm  • 

ST. LOUIS • Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran was taken from the ballpark during Wednesday's game to have a scan taken immediately of his injured left knee, a team official confirmed.

The team doctor reported back to the team that the MRI found no additional structural damage in the knee.

Beltran is considered day-to-day.

"We'll know more tomorrow, for sure," manager Mike Matheny said. "He's had some issues on and off all season, on and off his whole career."

Matheny said Beltran "was not doing well" immediately after the play that caused the injury.

Beltran jammed the knee while trying to outrace a double play in the first inning of the Cardinals' 3-1 victory against San Francisco. Beltran was replaced by Matt Carpenter, who promptly hit a two-run homer that put the Cardinals ahead for good in the game.

Beltran has dealt with knee soreness, injuries, and surgeries for the past several years. He wears a brace on one knee during games. The Cardinals would not rule him out for Game 4 of the series, preferring instead to see how the right fielder recovers after a night of rest.

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