Washington Nationals may be the favorites amongst the bookies in Las Vegas, but today's huge revelation might make those bookies want to change their view and also worry the Nationals players and fans at the same time.
The worrying news for the Nationals is that third baseman Anthony Rendon may miss serious time this season because of an MCL sprain injury suffered during Spring Training.
Rendon has not played since March 9, and reports say that the pain and the soreness of Rendon's knee has only gotten worse in the last few weeks, with general manager Mike Rizzo explaining that the star will be getting a third opinion.
"We're just trying to make sure we cover all bases and everybody gets a chance to take a look at it and develop a course of action from today on," Nationals manager Matt Williams said, according to ESPN.
The worrying thing for Rendon is the fact that he was expected to be back shortly after suffering his injury setback three weeks ago. Expected to be only shutdown for a few days, the Nationals are now worried his injury is something more severe after three weeks.
Rendon was an integral part of the Nationals' infield in 2014 and was named as the fifth best player in the National League after MVP voting last season.
Losing such a huge player for a significant period would be a big blow for the Nationals, but while the diagnosis is only an MCL sprain, rest, treatment and no surgery is what is best practice for recovering from such an issue.
But what do you think Nationals fans? Can Washington fill the void in the short-term if it is determined that Rendon is going to miss opening day? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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