Victor Martinez's left knee was so damaged, so torn up in his conditioning mishap earlier this month, it is requiring multiple surgeries to repair it.

Martinez, the Tigers designated hitter/catcher, underwent microfracture surgery, as well as repairs to both the medial and lateral meniscus in his left knee on Friday, the Tigers announced.

But the procedure to repair his torn left ACL might not take place for another eight weeks.

In other words, the long road back for the Tigers' designated hitter hasn't gotten any shorter.