March 22, 2005
San Francisco outfielder Barry Bonds is expected to arrive back at spring camp in Scottsdale by today to begin a rehabilitation program after undergoing a second operation on his right knee last week.
‘‘I’ve heard the same rumors everybody has,’’ Giants trainer Stan Conte said before Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics. ‘‘I’ve heard he’s coming back to Arizona, but it would be fine with me if he stayed at home another day.’’
Bonds underwent arthroscopic surgery in the Bay Area on Thursday to repair new tears in the cartilage of his knee. His first surgery was performed on Jan. 31.
Bonds, who tried to work himself into playing shape with increasingly strenuous workouts, will resume a normal progression in his rehab.