Manny Machado injury: MRI scheduled for today


Manny Machado left no doubt that he’d suffered a bad injury. (Chris O’Meara / AP)

It was instantly apparent the moment Manny Machado crossed first base that the Baltimore Orioles third baseman had suffered some sort of terrible injury, most likely to his knee.

(Chris O'Meara / AP) (Chris O’Meara / AP)

He was legging out a hit in Tampa when he collapsed and had to be carted off the field, a sobering, awful moment for one of baseball’s brightest young stars. Machado was heading back to Baltimore with the Orioles on Monday night and was to undergo an MRI today.

“They took an X-ray,” Manager Buck Showalter said, “and somehow they couldn’t develop the pictures. Had a little glitch there.”

Showalter declined to speculate on the severity of the injury, but concern was swift on Twitter.


 

 

 

In the seventh inning, there was another scary moment when second baseman Alexi Casilla dived for a bloop hit and collided with outfielder Nick Markakis. Casilla’s head struck Markakis’s thigh. Casilla was taken to a Tampa hospital to be evaluated for concussion symptoms.

 

 

H/T CBS Eye on Baseball for the GIF

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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