Found December 05, 2013 on Sports Injury Alert:
It was a grueling injury that took Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado out of the lineup just before the end of the 2013 season with Baltimore still alive in the postseason race. Machado suffered a tear in the patellofermoral ligament in his left knee while running out a ground ball against the Rays on September 23. He had surgery on October 14 to repair the damage.Initial reports stated that he would need four to six weeks for recovery and that he would come to Spring Training on time in February ready for a full load. Those reports soon after had Machado taking approximately six months to return to the field, which would have had him start training in mid-April.Earlier this week, MLB.com's Orioles beat writer Brittany Ghiroli reported on Machado's progress. Ghiroli said that Machado is "progressing favorably" in his rehabilitation efforts and that the timetable has now shrunk to five months. She also said that Orioles manager Buck Showalter expects to...
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