In a post on MetsBlog, Matt Cerrone has a quote from Will Carroll's injury report about Carlos Beltran. It points out that Beltran could possibly be out for all of 2010. That would be the result if he has surgery on his injured knee. Beltran is currently trying to come back in about two and a half weeks but won't be able to play center field. Nobody is really sure where he would play. At this point he has been told the bone bruise won't get better unless he shuts it down for good. Beltran is currently signed through 2011.
If Carlos Beltran were ever to need surgery I would say he should go with it right away. If he is going to have surgery and be out for all of next year then he should shut it down now. That would give the Mets time to figure out what to do with 2/3 of their outfield for next season. With time to watch players before Spring Training. There really is no point in having Beltran rush to get back this year when it could just hurt himself for the future. If the injury report is in fact what ends up happening, then I really wouldn't want that to put the Mets in a sticky situation going into the 2010 season with their outfield.
Let's Go Mets!