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Manny Machado May Avoid Surgery on Knee

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) --  The Baltimore Orioles may have been eliminated from playoff contention Tuesday night, but they received good news on their injured third baseman.

Manny Machado avoided injuries to both his ACL and MCL and could be running in six to eight weeks without surgery.

The injury occured in Monday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.  Machaco legged out a single and stepped awkwardly on the inside of first base.  He had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.

Tuesday's MRI revealed Machado has a torn medial patellofemoral ligament.  He plans to wait until the swelling subsides before going through a light rehabilitation program.

"The MCL is fine, the ACL is fine," Orioles head trainer Richie Bancells said. "All those major ligaments are fine. This is a smaller ligament.

Had the injury been more serious, Machado would be sidelined into the 2014 season.

The 21-year-old Machaco batted .283 in his first full major league season with 14 home runs and 71 RBIs.

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Bulls Win, Lose Rose For the Playoffs

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- A bittersweet win for Chicago. The Bulls won their first game of their playoff series with the Philadelphia 76ers, 103-91, but ended up losing reiging MVP Derrick Rose for the rest of the season, when he tore the ACL in his left knee.

With a 1:22 left in the game, Rose was driving in for a layup when he jump-stopped, passed the ball and proceeded to fall to the ground in pain.

"It's like the saddest win," Bulls shooting guard Kyle Korver said. "Regardless, we've got to pick ourselves up. We've played a lot of games this year without him. So maybe it was just getting us ready for this."

C.J. Watson will take over most of the point guard duties with Rose hurt.

Game 2 takes place Tuesday, in Chicago, at 8PM ET.


Source: Rashard Mendenhall to have MRI on Right Knee

Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Rashard Mendenhall will have a MRI on his right knee to determine if he tore his ACL, according to a source of ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Mendenhall injured his knee during the Steelers 13-9 win over the Browns Sunday.

"It's not good, of course, when a guy goes down in open grass and is not touched by anyone," coach Mike Tomlin said. "Experience tells me that, in general, that's not good."

Mendanhall was hurt in the first quarter of the game and taken to the locker room for tests.  He never went back into the game and was seen leaving the stadium on crutches.

The fourth year running back has rushed for 928 yards this season.

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