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UPDATE: Evan Longoria has a hamstring tear, out 6-8 weeks

May 1, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT

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UPDATE: It’s official:


11:33 AM: When Evan Longoria went down last night it was thought to be his knee. Which, while potentially bad, could have been fairly minor depending on what exactly he hurt. Knees and meniscusy things are funny like that. Ask Chipper Jones who, while hurt all the time, rarely misses tons of consecutive games by virtue of any one knee injury.

But Longoria doesn’t have a knee problem. He has a hamstring problem:

Ugh, 6-8 weeks for the Rays’ best player while Elliot Johnson backs him up?  Bad news.

  1. illegalblues - May 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    ugh, evan has been an MVP caliber player this year, too. i don’t like this, not at all.

  2. ezthinking - May 1, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Ask Nelson Cruz how these things can linger. The outlook for the Rays just got alot hazier.

  3. randygnyc - May 1, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Bad news? After watching the replay, in slow mo, several times, I was convinced that it was his ACL (based on his ‘wobbling’ knee before the actual slide), and from someone who has actually ruptured my own ACL.

    That this is “only” a hamstring, is encouraging news, as opposed to how bad it could of been. He could be back within a month, now. Anyway, I think Evan caught a break. He’s one of the good guys in the game, so it’s well deserved.

  4. WhenMattStairsIsKing - May 1, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    And the AL East is the Yankees to lose once again. Get well soon, Evan.

    • bigharold - May 1, 2012 at 4:36 PM

      It’s not like the only shot the Yankees had was the Rays failing.

  5. indaburg - May 1, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Longo was out with injuries in 2008 and 2011, and the Rays still managed to make the post-season. I’m not saying this helps, but it isn’t completely devastating.

  6. maltdawg - May 1, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    As a diehard Rays fan……it gets pretty sickening watching this guy get hurt year after year after year….Too bad that Brandon Inge was scooped up by Oakland last week…..The Elliott Johnson/Sean Rodriguez combo is gonna be the worst in baseball…..I’d rather them pull Ken Oberkfell out of retirement than make Johnson the everyday 3rd baseman….

    • nofunleague - May 1, 2012 at 4:17 PM

      Does this guy get in shape in the off season, or does he stay in shape? only 1/7th of the way into the season and hes hurt running?. Where is the trainer or strength and conditioning coach? Some body is failing here

      • brewcrewfan54 - May 1, 2012 at 5:42 PM

        The failing is your post. Elite athletes get hurt even when they are in great shape.

    • foreverchipper10 - May 1, 2012 at 6:05 PM

      I think Sean Rodriguez will slide over to 3rd to replace him defensively.

  7. mybrunoblog - May 1, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Wisteria Lane won’t be the same without him.

  8. randygnyc - May 1, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Torn hamstring? He won’t likely be back before the all-star break.

    • sabatimus - May 1, 2012 at 6:29 PM

      I was wondering this myself. 6-8 weeks for a TORN hammy?

      • mordecofe - May 1, 2012 at 10:40 PM

        technically, even a strain/sprain is a tear. so it’s a tear, but not a complete tear/rupture, which would likely take a lot longer.

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