Austin Riley was officially placed on the 10-Day Injured List. Today, he met with the media to discuss his situation.
— 680 The Fan (@680TheFan) August 8, 2019
Riley says he’s not too sure what to make of the diagnosis in the video. He even mentions the word “knee strain,” which doesn’t sound so bad, and says he is waiting to see the team doctor in Miami. Riley also has a second opinion scheduled with Dr. James Andrews on Monday.
The positive news – Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports – Riley was having trouble getting out of bed yesterday. Today, he has been able to “move around.”
However, then Brian Snitker broke the actual diagnosis, and forewarning, it doesn’t sound promising. Riley has a partially torn LCL ligament after initial MRIs. Team doctors will be meeting with him in Miami to see if he will need surgery.
If he does need to have it operated on, there remains a chance he can return this season. A typical recovery time can range from 4-6 weeks post-surgery – sometimes less. However, considering the mega-slump he is in, nobody needed these final two months to find a groove more than Austin Riley.
Stay tuned for updates as we receive them.