Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 1/5/14
For Baltimore Orioles young star third baseman Manny Machado, the road to recovery from his horrendous knee injury looks very bright. Recall that Machado tore the medial patellar ligament very near the end of the 2013 season, and he had surgery to repair the damage on October 14. He has since resumed workouts, and in December, Machado began running drills.In early December, we at Sports Injury Alert reported that Orioles manager Buck Showalter expects Machado to play on Opening Day when the Orioles host Boston on March 31. If his rehab continues to progress at its current rate, then Machado will very likely make that Opening Day game.The question now is whether or not Machado will begin Spring Training on time with the rest of his team in mid-February. On January 5, I asked MLB.com's Orioles beat writer Brittany Ghiroli through Twitter about Machado's expectations of starting Spring Training on time. I asked, "Ms. Ghiroli, will [Machado] be ready for Spring Training?" She responde...
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