Sizemore has MRI on right knee

CLEVELAND — Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore was not in the lineup and away from the ballpark on Wednesday afternoon.

Sizemore left Progressive Field a few hours prior to Wednesday’s game against the Rays to undergo an MRI exam on his right knee. It is not the same knee that required microfracture surgery last June.

Indians manager Manny Acta indicated that Sizemore jammed his knee while sliding into second base on a play in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s 5-4 win over Tampa Bay. Sizemore remained in the game, but still felt sore on Wednesday morning.

Acta said the MRI was precautionary to give Sizemore “peace of mind” after what he has gone through injury-wise over the past year.

Sizemore, 28, is hitting .282 with six home runs, 10 doubles, 11 RBIs and 15 runs scored through 18 games played with Cleveland this season. He was activated from the 15-day disabled list on April 17.

Last season, Sizemore was limited to 33 games due to a left knee injury that eventually required season-ending surgery on June.

More on Indians.com soon.

UPDATE: MRI results on Sizemore’s knee came back negative (that’s a positive) for structural damage. Acta said Sizemore is considered day to day with a right knee contusion. No word on whether he’ll play on Thursday, but seems doubtful, in my opinion. Check MLB.com for more details.

–JB

1 Comment

As soon as I saw that slide you could tell something was wrong. Even Acta got out of the dugout, thinking something was wrong.

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