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Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Manny Machado isn’t confident he will be ready for the Orioles’ Opening Day game on March 31 against the Red Sox until he gets cleared.
The 21-year-old third baseman had a torn medial patellofemoral ligament repaired in his left knee and will basically relearn how to run with the hope that he will be cleared at his next appointment in approximately six weeks to start playing in Spring Training games.
Machado, who recognized that mid-March is the earliest date he can take the field in a Grapefruit League game, was cleared to start easing into baseball activities on Friday and said it is impossible to predict a return until then.
Manny Machado, who underwent surgery Oct. 14 and will now begin running outside, taking ground balls and hitting said,
“Once I start playing I can give you a better, more or less, of an idea.”
“Not a full-go yet. It’s a process. Little by little, I’ll be able to get back out there. It was definitely good to hear some good news from the doctor.”
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This is a guest post by Samantha ThomasJust as the 2013 MLB regular season was coming to a close, one of the games’ best young players Manny Machado went down with a gruesome knee injury. The third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles was an All-Star and a Gold Glove award winner at just 21 years old, but he has spent all offseason rehabilitating his left knee after stepping wrong...
The season-ending injury which cost Orioles third baseman Manny Machado the last few weeks of the 2013 season, is likely to delay his preparation and spring training.
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Machado, now 21 years old, basically had...
Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been given the green light to perform some baseball activities.
Machado’s doctor has cleared him to return to some baseball activities following a Friday checkup.
“He can hit, he can field ground balls, he can run,” Dr. Neal ElAttrache said via ESPM.
There is no timetable for the return of Machado who will later...
Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been cleared to return to some baseball activities.
Machado visited Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Friday for re-evaluation following his October surgery to repair a torn medial patellofemoral ligament. The evaluation involved extensive testing, with treadmill running, squats, jumps and agility maneuvers.
According to ElAttrache...
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