Gattis had surgery to remove dime-sized bone debris "floating around" in his right knee since 2006 since. Gattis had surgery on the same knee back in college.
Gattis had yet to catch back-to-back starts until yesterday, and now we know why. He's been on a restricted workload as the Braves get him back into form after the surgery he had a week after the Braves lost in the 2013 NLDS.
“It should be fine,” Gattis told the AJC Friday. “It’s just a matter of watching it. I ice both knees every day, just because. So they won’t get swollen or sore. It’s preventive. A routine to be able to play next day.”
It seems like his recovery is on the right track, but this is some more potentially troubling news for Braves fans.