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Indians Get Good News On Jose Ramirez’s Knee

Indians fans have been holding their breath since the moment that All-Star third baseman Jose Ramirez was carted off the field in Glendale Sunday.

The slugger left Sunday’s game after he fouled a ball off his left knee, and with the pain he suffered it could have been thought it would be a lengthy injury.

While a lot still needs to be known among the injury, Jeff Passan of ESPN reports that X-Rays On Ramirez’s knee are negative and nothing for now appears broken.

X-rays on Indians star Jose Ramirez showed no signs of a broken bone, a source tells ESPN. Excellent news for Cleveland, which is already missing Francisco Lindor. Timetable on Ramirez’s return unclear but Indians breathing a sigh of relief after he fouled a pitch off left leg.

Best case is likely it’s a bad contusion and Ramirez will miss a few days, but possibly could play in Thursday’s opener – but if not it still doesn’t sound like it’s going to be a long term injury.

For now the team could go into Thursday’s opener with Brad Miller, Max Moroff and Eric Stamets all playing in the teams’ infield.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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