Bad news for the Washington Nationals today, it appears after an MRI that catcher Wilson Ramos has a torn ACL and will be finished for the season.
Ramos left Saturday's game against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning after his right knee buckled while he chased a passed ball. He was in a lot of pain when he was helped off the field.
And it's just one more stumbling block the team will have to learn to deal with and overcome, as they lost Right Fielder, Jason Werth just last week with a broken wrist.
While Werth may be able to return this season, the Nationals will have to find a solution at Catcher for the long-term. A torn ACL isn't something you can rush. Just look to the NFL for proof that ACL/MCL injuries can derail an athlete for a very long time.
While the Nats still sit atop the NL-East with a half-game lead over Atlanta, injuries like these will do nothing to help them remain a major contender for the post season.
Maybe the team can get lucky once more, like they have so far with Bryce Harper, and call someone up from the Minors to step in and make an immediate impact.