The Cardinals announced that the arthroscopy on Lance Berkman's right knee today "found a partial tear in the medial meniscus, which was removed, and a ... cartilage tear, which was debrided."

No mention was made of damage to the anterior cruciate ligament — which Berkman had feared — in the team's news release.

The first baseman will begin his recovery in Houston, where the surgery took place, and will return to St. Louis for the latter part of his rehabilitation. The team has issued an initial projection of eight to 10 weeks for Berkman's recovery and rehab.