(NEW YORK) — Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera underwent successful groin surgery, the team announced Tuesday.
Cabrera was visibly affected by the injury over the past two months, and will now need six-to-eight weeks of rehabilitation.
“The doctor said he didn’t understand how I could have played with so much pain,” Cabrera told ESPNdeportes.com’s Enrique Rojas. “It hurt so much that I almost couldn’t lift my right leg, and that was the reason I couldn’t reach the outside fastballs at the end of the season.”
The surgery was performed by surgeon William Meyers. The 30-year-old Cabrera batted .348 with 44 home runs and 137 RBIs this season for the Tigers, who lost the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS.
Cabrera is expected to be ready for spring training next year.
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Jill Martin, CNN