Manny Machado’s Injury Less Severe Than Expected.
To be exact shut down 6-8 weeks torn medial patellar ligament. Considered good news.
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) September 24, 2013
This is about as good as it could get for the Orioles regarding Machado. He’ll miss some time but he’ll be ready for spring training. This is also, apparently, something that has happened to him before. This pretty much makes my post about the off-season worthless, though I think it’ll still be interesting to see what they do with JJ Hardy.
For Orioles fans, yesterday may have ended their playoffs hopes but the fact that Machado won’t miss any of next year and was seen in the dugout laughing with teammates yesterday is really good news.
Because this was awful: