Found October 01, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
While the Baltimore Orioles' team doctors had examined Manny Machado and found that he had no major structural damage in his left knee, the team still wanted the young star to get a second opinion.  So he went to the best.  Dr. James Andrews examined Machado and confirmed the Orioles' original diagnosis. Roch Kubatko of MASN says Machado visited Dr. Andrews in Florida yesterday where the renowned orthopedic surgeon diagnosed a torn medial patellofemoral ligament with no additional significant structural damage.  The original concern when Machado went down last Monday was that he has blown out his ACL or MCL.  Fortunately, that is not the case.  In fact, Machado will not even require surgery. Machado's plan now is rest and rehabilitation.  If the injury does not heal on its own, he could still undergo surgery, but regardless, the team believes Machado will be ready for spring training.  Considering how bad the injury looked, the news couldn't be better.  With the Orioles climbing back into relevance after two-straight winning seasons (and a postseason berth in 2012), Machado will be a big part of the team's future. This season, Machado played his first full season in the Majors and made his first All-Star Game.  In 156 games, Machado hit .283/.314/.432.  He still needs to continue his work on getting on base, but that will come with experience.  He has shown off his power, but that will likely get more consistent with time as well. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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