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Orioles announce Manny Machado will have reconstructive surgery on knee. 4-6 month rehab time.


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Not good news certainly but it sounds like he should miss little if any of the regular season. Hopefully the joint will have increased stability after the surgery and a re-injury will be less likely.

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Very smart of the young man. Take the long view.

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Just so we get this straight, ten days ago, Manny got a second opinion which agreed no surgery was required. The three R's - Rest, Rub some dirt on it, Rehab.

Now, even more doctors were consulted, and surgery is the answer.

I took Manny's comments as "I could come back without surgery but it would be in my best interests, long term, to get this fixed surgically."

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I took Manny's comments as "I could come back without surgery but it would be in my best interests, long term, to get this fixed surgically."

I can't think of many professional athletes who choose major surgery over just resting and rehabbing if they had that option. They try to avoid surgery at all costs, no one chooses to go under the knife if they don't have to.

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Just so we get this straight, ten days ago, Manny got a second opinion which agreed no surgery was required. The three R's - Rest, Rub some dirt on it, Rehab.

Now, even more doctors were consulted, and surgery is the answer.

I don't remember them completely ruling out surgery. He was to be re-evaluted to see his progress. I'm guessing they weren't happy with his progress up to now and decided surgery was the way to go.

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Yeah because it is true. Are you actually claiming that they choose to have surgery when it is not needed? LOL.

It's also very possible that he had been told that "you should probably have surgery, buuttttttt you MIIGHT be OK without it" or some form of that. He elected against surgery as you suggest... and after more doctors told him he probably needs the surgery, it was finally decided that it would be best.

At the end of the day, he should be back for the beginning of the season. Maybe he misses part of the beginning of the year. But I imagine this reduces the chances of having his injury linger through the year.

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Yeah because it is true. Are you actually claiming that they choose to have surgery when it is not needed? LOL.

There is a difference between completely elective surgery and what we are talking about here.

Do you think Chen needed to have his knee scoped?

Players get their knees scoped every offseason.

Manny has had issues with this knee before. Do I think that it is reasonable that, when presented with all the information, he chose surgery to diminish the chances of re-injury down the road?

Yes, of course it is reasonable since there is a fair chance he will be fine by spring training.

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