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UPDATE: Manny Machado suffers right knee sprain

Aug 11, 2014, 9:17 PM EDT

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UPDATE: The Orioles announced that Machado has a right knee sprain. That’s a vague diagnosis, but more on his status should be known after he’s reevaluated tomorrow.

8:47 a.m. ET: The high-profile injuries keep on coming, as Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was forced to exit tonight’s game against the Yankees in the bottom of the third inning with an apparent injury to his right knee.

Machado suffered the injury after broke his bat on a swing. His right knee buckled and he fell on his back in obvious pain. He needed help getting off the field and down the dugout steps. You can watch it here.

Machado tore the medial patellofemoral ligament in his left knee last September and underwent surgery one month later. He didn’t make his season debut until May 1 this year and got off to a slow start upon his return, but he had really taken off recently, hitting .345 with eight homers and 21 RBI over his last 35 games. Another serious knee injury would be quite a blow for the Orioles’ postseason hopes.

  1. Loose Changeup - Aug 11, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    He didn’t foul off a pitch, he grounded out to shortstop.

    Terrible news for the Orioles.

  2. randygnyc - Aug 11, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    It looked really bad, IMO. I tore my ACL many years ago. Most happens during sharp “cuts” and rotation. I wish him well.

  3. uscoach - Aug 11, 2014 at 9:06 PM


  4. [citation needed] fka COPO - Aug 11, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Didn’t watch it (thanks TWC/MASN dispute), but JackCurryYes has a pic up on twitter that shows the knee angle. OWWWW!

  5. unclemosesgreen - Aug 11, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Oh man – that didn’t look good.

  6. chargrz - Aug 11, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Rub some dirt on it.

  7. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Aug 11, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    It did not look good. At all. I have a really bad feeling about this. Holding out hope it’s just a sprain as they are claiming on TV.

  8. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Aug 11, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Video link

  9. sportsfan18 - Aug 11, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    This sucks all the way around…

    Obviously for him… the O’s, their fans…

    But for all of us. I’m a Cubs fan but watching him play, especially in the field is a joy.

    Manny and the shortstop for the Braves are amazing to watch in the field.

    Get well kid… can’t wait to watch you play again…

  10. Eutaw's Finest - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    This is after Hardy was held out with a sprained thumb so the entire left side of the infield is out. The offense seems to be doing just fine in their absence- 11 runs on 14 hits tonight- but you can’t count on that sort of output every night.

    Here’s to hoping it’s minor and Manny and JJ are back soon.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 11, 2014 at 11:13 PM

      Jays fans understand the pain and frustration.

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Aug 11, 2014 at 11:37 PM

      It helped that Chris Davis replaced him and hit the go ahead homerun. If only he wasn’t leading the league in strike out percentage at one strike out every three at-bats.

  11. carpi2 - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Didn’t like the look of that sudden shift in his knee, at the end of his swing. Something gave way. Lets hope it’s only an MCL sprain. He may very well spared the ACL.

  12. fathersworkandfamily - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    I was listening to this game in the car, unfortunately had to listen to Sterling and Waldman (the absolute worst radio team in baseball history). They spent 10 minutes befuddled and questioning why Machado was out because, in their eyes,he *clearly fouled* the ball off his knee which caused the injury. Blurgh.

    So sorry for Machado.

    • lukedunphysscienceproject - Aug 12, 2014 at 12:31 AM

      LOL. Before I moved back to NY and got the YES Network I was forced to listen to these two yutzes do games. It was painful. Yes, it can be funny in a campy way, but not if you are actually trying to follow the game on the radio. It is literally impossible to know what’s going on half the time. My favorite was always when Sterling would do his home run call and then suddenly there would be a 5 second pause while he tried to figure out whether or not the ball had actually gone over the fence.

      Good times.

  13. bronxbomber213 - Aug 11, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Def didnt look good hope it’s not serious!! He’s a stud and he’s underrated compared to Trout and Harper (more so Harper) in my opinion!

  14. lukedunphysscienceproject - Aug 12, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    I’m a Yankee fan and I hated to see that. His spike caught and his leg twisted at a very unnatural angle. I hate to see that no matter who it is.

  15. surefooted1 - Aug 12, 2014 at 3:24 AM

    I am a Yankee fan and was watching this game live and immediately felt for the young man. You never want to see anyone get hurt playing the game we all love. Hopefully it’s just a bad sprain and not the three letter acronym many suspect.

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 12, 2014 at 7:33 AM

      I thought it looked more like an acronym salad. 😦

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