Colorado Rockies starter Juan Nicasio had microfracture surgery on his left knee Monday and will miss the rest of the 2012 season.
#Rockies Juan Nicasio had arthro. surgery on left knee to remove loose bodies and microfracture on under surface of patella.— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 16, 2012
#Rockies Juan Nicasio will miss remainder of 2012 season following today's left knee surgery.— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 16, 2012
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Nicasio was scratched from a rehab start on July 5 because of the knee trouble, which is what eventually led to Monday's procedure. He's been on the disabled list since the first week of June.
Nicasio finishes the season with a 2-3 record in 11 starts and a 5.28 ERA; he struck out 54 and walked 22 in 58 innings of work. His final appearance of the season came against the Dodgers on June 2.
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