Q&A: Twins SS Jorge Polanco on his recent ankle surgery

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The Twins recently announced that Jorge Polanco, 27, had a procedure shortly after the season to remove a mild bone spur and a small bone chip on the outside of the joint that went as planned. He had a similar cleanup operation about a year ago.

Polanco will begin physical therapy in the coming days, and the Twins said he’s expected to be ready when spring training starts in four months.

He talked to our Darren ‘Doogie’ Wolfson about the surgery and the difficulties at the plate that his ankle caused.

***Click the video box above to listen to our chat with Polanco***

Polanco played through discomfort in the ankle for most of the season and slumped down the stretch. The 2019 All-Star played in 55 of 60 games, but saw his slugging percentage fall from .485 to .354. He hit .167 with just two extra-base hits in his last 15 games, including the playoffs.

The Associated Press contributed to this story