A really sad scene unfolded Monday afternoon in Tampa Bay when Manny Machado appeared to suffer a very serious knee injury while running to first base on a ground ball. Machado stepped on the bag and appeared to twist his knee, and he immediately went down to the turf in very apparent agony.
Here’s a GIF of the incident, via @CorkGaines
Machado had to be carted off the field and the early prognosis looks bleak for O’s fans.
This is bad. Manny Machado is down with what looks like a serious knee injury. pic.twitter.com/sih0zKQztG
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) September 23, 2013
Just awful to see Manny Machado go down like this. He’s staring up at the top of Tropicana Field with tears in his eyes.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 23, 2013
[top photo via @WorldofIsaac]