Posted by Teddy Dziuba at 3:57 PM
I'm not sure what the prognosis is going to be after Niese's ugly injury this afternoon but I have to throw my two cents in...
As I type this, I am two months post-op from reconstructive surgery on my left ACL and Meniscus. As a catcher, I always had weak knees, but watching Jon go down like that was eerily familiar to what happened to me just a few months ago. My knee twisted in the exact same way as Jon's did today, as I fielded a groundball going to my left at third base. Watching him plant his leg during that practice pitch made me queasy....
Not for the squeamish, but watch the slow-mo to see what I'm talking about:
I hate to say it, but Dr. Dziuba thinks Jon may have just torn his ACL...if that's the case, see you in 9 months buddy
Obviously I hope it's much less....best of luck Jon