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The Baltimore Sun wrote:Manny Machado's injury less serious than feared; he could be ready for spring training
Machado could recover in six to eight weeks, doctors say
September 24, 2013|By Childs Walker | The Baltimore Sun
The Orioles' 2013 season plummeted from modestly disappointing to something far gloomier the instant Manny Machado took an off-kilter step Monday in Tampa Bay and wrenched his left knee.
But the news was not as bad as feared, as an MRI revealed Tuesday that Machado had not torn any major ligaments. The All-Star third baseman tore his medial patellofemoral ligament, which Orioles trainer Richie Bancells described as a smaller ligament that keeps the kneecap from sliding laterally.
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