The hard-to-watch injury that Orioles young slugger Manny Machado suffered on Monday had many fearing the worst.
The Orioles announced in a press conference that Machado did not suffer any ACL or MCL damage when his knee turned awkwardly when running to first.
Machado was diagnosed with a torn medial patella tendon ligament and could begin light running in 6-8 weeks. No surgery will be needed.
Certainly this is a weight lifted off the Orioles’ shoulders, if everything goes well they can expect to have him back to full health for next season.
H/T: NBC Sports