Dr. Neal ElAttrache performs knee surgery on Angels' Albert Pujols — 6 insights

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Neal ElAttrache, MD, performed arthroscopic surgery on the left knee of the Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols, MLB.com reports.

Here's what you should know:

1. Mr. Pujols will need six to eight weeks to recover from the surgery. He will miss the rest of the 2018 season.

2. This is the latest of several knee injuries for Mr. Pujols. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection in July to treat knee inflammation.

3. Mr. Pujols has had several leg-related injuries throughout his career. He had knee surgery in 2012, a procedure to treat plantar fascia in his foot in the 2013 season and had surgery on his right foot after the 2015 ad 2016 seasons.

4. The team expects Mr. Pujols to return for the 2019 season.

5. Dr. ElAttrache is an orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. He is the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation board chairman and program director for the Kerlan-Jobe fellowship.

6. Dr. ElAttrache is the president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, as well as the head team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Rams. He is also an orthopedic consultant to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks and the PGA Tour.

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