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Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis facing knee surgery

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Maicer Izturis makes a diving stop on a ground ball from San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in San Francisco.

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Toronto Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis will need to undergo surgery to repair a torn knee ligament and could miss the rest of the season.

An MRI exam revealed a complete tear of the his lateral collateral ligament (LCL), the Blue Jays said Monday in a release.

Izturis will seek a second opinion prior to scheduling surgery. The typical recovery time for an LCL repair is four to six months.

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Izturis, 33, is batting .286 in 11 games this season.

He was placed on the 15-day disabled list after suffering the injury Sunday.

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