Maholm expects to undergo surgery on torn ACL

Maholm expects to undergo surgery on torn ACL

LOS ANGELES -- When he was 14, Paul Maholm tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. So when he felt the identical pop in his right knee while covering first base Friday night, he didn't need the subsequent MRI for confirmation.

Maholm said he meets with Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Tuesday to get the official course of treatment, but he knows his season is over and expects to undergo reconstructive surgery, followed by a long recovery.

"It is what it is," said Maholm, using crutches to get around. "I've been through worse. I expect to be normal in whatever the necessary time is. It's not breaking news."

Maholm is eligible for free agency after this season.

Michael Lananna is an associate reporter for Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.