Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/24/14
Alex Gordon's status is still up in the air, but it looks like he will avoid the disabled list.  Gordon slammed into the outfield wall, hit his head and his hip, and is plenty sore.  But he should be alright without an extended absence. According to Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star, Gordon will miss a couple more games at least, but the Royals are hoping to have him back quick.  Tests revealed bruising throughout, well, Gordon's posterior.  We'll let manager Ned Yost explain: Ned Yost said Gordon suffered a "substantial butt bruise." While it sounds humorous, the bruising is significant and could cost Gordon more time than expected if the resulting pain continues to limit his range of motion.  It's something the Royals will have to monitor closely. "He hit awfully hard on that hip," Yost said. "Even if he's OK (in terms of the concussion), the bruise on his hip is pretty substantial. That's going to take a day or two, maybe longer. That's not even knowing where he is on the concussion stuff." Gordon has been an important part of the Royals offense and defense.  The team is struggling to find its identity and play consistently, but with a nice run, Kansas City can find themselves back in contention. Gordon's presence can largely determine that.  He is hitting .292/.351/.426 this season. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/07/04/4329715/royals-expect-alex-gordon-to-avoid.html#storylink=cpy Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/07/04/4329715/royals-expect-alex-gordon-to-avoid.html#storylink=cpy Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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