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Orioles 3B Machado undergoes surgery on knee
BALTIMORE – Orioles third baseman Manny Machado underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee.
Yesterday’s operation was performed in California by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, according to the team.
The 75-minute procedure included an arthroscopy and open reconstruction of the medial patellar femoral ligament. A hamstring tendon was used to graft a replacement for the ruptured ligament.
Recovery time is estimated to be around six months.
The 21-year-old Machado played in every game this season before the injury, which occurred on Sept. 23 when he stepped awkwardly on first base in a game at Tampa Bay.
A first-time All-Star this season, Machado hit .283 with 14 homers, 71 RBIs and 51 doubles.
MLB umpire Bell dies at 48 from apparent heart attack
NEW YORK – Major League Baseball umpire Wally Bell, who worked the NL playoff series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals this month, has died. He was 48.
Major League Baseball confirmed Bell’s death yesterday. He died of an apparent heart attack in his home state of Ohio.
Bell worked the 2006 World Series and three All-Star games, including this year’s event at Citi Field, where he was stationed at first base. A veteran of 21 big league seasons, he had also worked four league championship series since joining the major league staff in 1993.
According to Bell’s biography on MLB.com, his proudest moment as a big league umpire was returning to the field after having open heart surgery in 1999.
Bulls’ Rose expected to play tomorrow
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose appears ready to play for the home crowd.
Coach Tom Thibodeau said he expects the former MVP to suit up for tomorrow’s preseason game against Detroit, his first appearance at the United Center since he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the 2012 playoff opener.
Rose, who played preseason games at Indiana and against Memphis in St. Louis, missed last season with the injury. He sat out Saturday’s game against Washington in Rio de Janeiro because of soreness.
Rose said yesterday he could have played but management decided against it. He also said he’s been thinking about playing at home “a lot, especially at night when I’m in bed.”
Center Joakim Noah (groin) is expected to make his preseason debut.
Jazz G Burke to have surgery
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Jazz rookie Trey Burke will undergo surgery on a broken finger on his shooting hand.
Burke will have the surgery today in Salt Lake City. Pins will be inserted to stabilize the point guard’s right index finger, which he fractured during a 106-74 preseason loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.
Team officials did not announce a timetable for Burke’s return yesterday, but he is expected to miss anywhere from eight to 12 weeks while recovering from the operation.
The former Michigan star was penciled in as a starter after the Jazz acquired his rights from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a draft night trade.
Vikings LB Bishop out for year with torn right ACL
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop’s season has ended because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Bishop was hurt on a running play by Carolina in the second quarter of Sunday’s game. He walked off with a limp under his own power, and Coach Leslie Frazier said afterward he didn’t believe the injury was serious.
But an MRI test later revealed the ACL tear, and Frazier confirmed yesterday that Bishop will need reconstructive surgery.
This was a blow to an already struggling defense. Bishop took over as the starter at the weak side spot for the first time this year on Sunday after playing his way into the lineup ahead of Marvin Mitchell.
Bishop missed the entire 2012 season with Green Bay after tearing his right hamstring.
Work to resume after death at new 49ers stadium
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Construction is slated to restart today at the new $1.2 billion San Francisco 49ers showcase stadium, after police and fire investigators determined a worker’s death was an accident and not a crime.
Officials at the scene say a delivery truck driver was crushed early yesterday by a bundle of rebar being unloaded from his truck.
The construction company building the stadium, Turner/Devcon, says an ambulance rushed the severely injured worker to a local hospital, where he died.
A workplace safety investigation is underway.
It’s the second death at the site since construction began.
In June, an elevator mechanic was killed at the stadium when he was struck by a counterweight while working in a shaft.