Posts Tagged ‘Season ending injury’

Andrew McCutchen‘s first season in Philadelphia has come to a sudden and untimely end.

The outfielder suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Monday’s game and will miss the remainder of 2019, the Phillies announced Tuesday.

McCutchen suffered the injury during a first-inning rundown against the Padres in San Diego.

The Phillies initially announced that McCutchen suffered a left knee sprain but an MRI confirmed the more serious injury.

“It’s a sucky dynamic,” he said Tuesday, according to Todd Zolecki of “It’s not the news I wanted to hear.”

McCutchen added that he hopes to be ready for next year’s Opening Day and believes he’ll be able to keep playing at his pre-injury level once he’s done rehabbing.

“I think the surgery will go well, I’ll heal up and have the right team around me to get me back,” he told Zolecki. “I’m not the only 32-year-old who has had to deal with this. There have been plenty of guys who have had worse injuries than I have and have come back even stronger.”

He didn’t suffer damage to any other knee ligaments, according to Matt Gelb of The Athletic.

This is the first major injury for the 32-year-old, who joined the Phillies this winter on a three-year, $50-million contract. McCutchen has been known for his durability throughout his career; he’s appeared in at least 146 games during each of the last nine seasons while averaging 150 games per year.

McCutchen was off to his best start in years this season for the first-place Phillies, as the former MVP was hitting .256/.378/.457 with 10 homers, 12 doubles, 29 RBIs, and an NL-leading 43 walks over 59 games.

Philadelphia selected the contract of Adam Haseley, the organization’s No. 3 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Haseley, who posted an .824 OPS with seven homers in 47 games between Lehigh Valley and Double-A Reading this year, will make his MLB debut in center field on Tuesday.

Manager Gabe Kapler told Zolecki that Haseley will now be the team’s everyday center fielder, with Jay Bruce – who the Phillies acquired from Seattle on Sunday – playing in left.

Right-hander Victor Arano was moved to the 60-day IL to open Haseley’s 40-man roster spot.

Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster will miss the 2019 season after tearing his ACL during practice Monday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Foster is believed to have incurred additional damage to his knee and is meeting with medical specialists to determine the full extent of the injury, sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Foster was reinstated to the Redskins’ roster in April after the NFL determined it had no grounds to suspend him following its review of a domestic violence complaint.

The third-year defender was acquired last season via waivers from the San Francisco 49ers, who cut ties with him amid troubling allegations.

Foster appeared in only six games last year, compiling 29 tackles for the 49ers, but he flashed excellence as a rookie, posting 72 tackles in 10 games.

The 25-year-old was a first-round pick of the 49ers in 2017, and he was expected to anchor the Redskins’ linebacker corps in 2019.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul suffered a fractured neck in a car accident last week that could prevent him from playing in 2019, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Pierre-Paul is visiting specialists this week to see if it’s possible for him to play in the upcoming season, though it’s believed that he will likely need surgery, Schefter added, citing a source. A procedure would come with a five-to-six-month recovery timetable, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports.

It was previously unknown if the 30-year-old was injured in the single-car accident; he was admitted to hospital but subsequently released.

JPP wasn’t cited for the accident, according to the Buccaneers. 

“As we stated last week following the news of Jason’s auto accident, our immediate concern was for both Jason and his passenger,” general manager Jason Licht said in a statement on Tuesday. “While Jason was treated and released in South Florida the same day of the accident, we wanted to ensure that our medical team had an opportunity to perform a thorough evaluation here in Tampa, and that process is currently ongoing.”

The two-time Pro Bowler shined in his first year on the Bucs’ defensive line. He totaled 58 tackles, 12.5 sacks, and 20 quarterback hits in 2018. He spent the first eight years of his career with the New York Giants.


The New York Islanders will be without one of their top-six forwards for the rest of the season.

Andrew Ladd is out for five months or so with a torn ACL and will undergo surgery on the knee this week, Islanders president of hockey operations and general manager Lou Lamoriello told reporters Tuesday.

Ladd was hurt in New York’s 2-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.

Earlier this season, the 33-year-old missed more than three months with what the club called a lower-body injury before returning in late February.

Ladd has three goals and eight assists in 26 games in 2018-19.


Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee during Tuesday’s game against the Buffalo Sabres, the team announced.

The 35-year-old is expected to undergo surgery on Friday.

It’s a devastating blow for Minnesota. Koivu averages the third-most ice time among Wild forwards, ranks tied for second on the club with 12 power-play points, and is tied for the team lead in takeaways with 35. In 48 games, he’s tallied eight goals and 29 points.

The Wild hold a three-point advantage over the Vancouver Canucks for the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference.


Washington Wizards guard John Wall will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon after slipping and falling in his home and is expected to miss approximately 12 months, the team announced Tuesday.

Wall developed an infection after undergoing an operation on Jan. 8 to repair his chronic Achilles issues. The rupture was found during a procedure to clean the infection.

The 28-year-old elected to have a season-ending surgery in December with hopes of avoiding any additional damage.

“If I don’t want to deal with the pain or make it any worse and have an opportunity to maybe rupture my whole Achilles’ later down the road, you get the surgery and take it out,” Wall said on Dec. 31.

The five-time All-Star averaged 20.7 points and 8.7 assists in 32 games this season. His four-year, $170-million extension kicks in for the 2019-20 campaign.

Tomas Satoransky will continue handling point guard duties for the remainder of the year.


Carson Wentz shared his frustration about his season-ending back injury on Monday following the Philadelphia Eagles‘ divisional-round loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Wentz said the full extent of the injury wasn’t discovered until after a Week 14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, and it was too risky for him to return to the lineup, according to NBC Sports’ Reuben Frank.

Though doctors told him the injury won’t return “once we get it under wraps,” according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the young signal-caller admitted it was difficult to not be a part of the team’s playoff run.

“Super frustrating,” Wentz said, according to Frank. “To be on the sideline for the playoffs two years in a row is tough.”

“I still have zero games of postseason football under my belt,” he added, according to 94WIP’s Eliot Shorr-Parks.

The 2018 season marked the second straight campaign that ended with Wentz out of the lineup. He tore his ACL in December 2017 and missed the Eagles’ Super Bowl run. The former No. 2 overall pick’s injury history has led pundits to question his durability.

“I look forward to putting (the injury-prone label) to rest over the next couple of years,” he said, according to Garofalo.

Backup quarterback Nick Foles thrived in Wentz’s absence, capturing Super Bowl LII MVP and leading the Eagles to the playoffs in 2018. Foles has a mutual option in his contract due this offseason, however, leaving his future in Philadelphia up in the air.

“I love Nick and whatever happens was meant to happen and I think we’re all going to have success,” he said, according to Frank. “The team is going to what’s best for the team.”