By Evan Brunell
UPDATE: Grady Sizemore is just fine, as Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com relays. The Indians said that the MRI showed no structural damage and is day-to-day with a left knee contusion. (That's a fancy way of saying he has a bruise.)
By Matt Snyder
In looking at the posted lineup for the Indians Wednesday night against the Rays, Grady Sizemore's name is absent. He also reportedly already left the park in street clothes, and that's because he's on his way to getting an MRI on his right knee. (Cleveland.com via Twitter)
Sizemore reportedly tweaked his knee sliding into second base Tuesday night, though the injury is not initially believed to be serious by Sizemore or the Indians.
Now, you might be thinking that this is scary for the Tribe because Sizemore lost almost all of 2010 after undergoing microfracture surgery on his knee. Fret not, as that was on his left knee. So this yet undisclosed injury to his knee is completely unrelated.
The 28-year-old outfielder has been a huge part of the Indians putting together the best record in baseball through May 11. He's only played 18 games, but had an impact on the offense. He is hitting .282 with six home runs, 11 RBI, 15 runs, 10 doubles and a .974 OPS. A pace like this would easily land Sizemore in his fourth All-Star Game this summer, so let's hope the injury is of the minor variety.
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