In Monday's series finale at Tampa Bay, Manny Machado suffered a gruesome knee injury while rounding first base. Immediately after being carted off the field in a stretcher, there was an outpouring of support for the O's third baseman.
Below are just some of the many tweets from Machado's peers in reaction to his injury.
Best wishes out to Manny today for that terrible injury. Get well soon man!— Mike Trout (@Trouty20) September 23, 2013
Prayers up for Manny Machado— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) September 23, 2013
Thoughts and prayers go out to Manny and Alexi for a speedy and healthy recovery. Really sad to see that happen.— Danny Valencia (@dannyvalencia19) September 24, 2013
Prayers for Manny Machado... Hate to see that happen to anyone.— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) September 23, 2013
Want to express our concern for Manny Machado, and hope for speedy and full recovery. One of best young talents in our game !— Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) September 24, 2013
Very tough loss as a team but bigger loss wit Manny and Casilla. U never want to see things happen like that. Very scary and unfortunate.— Adam Jones (@SimplyAJ10) September 23, 2013
Thoughts and prayers go out to Manny and Alexi. Scary stuff. Praying for their health.— Bud Norris (@BudNorris25) September 23, 2013
My heart goes out to Manny and Alexi. Prayers for them both.— TJ McFarland (@66TJMac) September 24, 2013
Update: Machado suffered a torn medial patellofemoral ligament in his left kneecap, which is considered good news for the O's star third baseman. As of now, the plan of action is to take the conservative route by rehabbing the injury without surgery. He is expected to be out 4-6 weeks and should be ready to go by spring training of next season.