Ramos (knee) underwent successful knee surgery Friday to repair his torn ACL and meniscus, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports. The prognosis following the surgery was reportedly as good as it could be, which bodes well for Ramos going forward. He's expected to be back sometime in the middle of the 2017 season, although where he'll be and whether he'll still be able to catch is uncertain at this time.
Ramos will undergo surgery Friday to repair his injured ACL and meniscus, MLB.com's William Ladson reports. It was uncertain if Ramos would need his meniscus repaired in addition to his torn ACL, but it has now been revealed that both issues will be addressed when he undergoes surgery Friday. Ramos will need seven months to recover from the procedure and complete the rehab process -- and likely some time after that to get back into playing shape -- so he may not be ready to play again until around the middle of the 2017 campaign. Where he will return to is uncertain, given that Ramos will be a free agent this offseason and may not be able to catch next season, and possibly beyond, due to his injury.
Ramos left Monday's game in the sixth inning with an apparent knee injury, reports. Ramos was helped off the field by the training staff after he hurt his right knee jumping up to catch a throw to home plate. We'll keep an eye out for updates, but it sounds like this one could be serious for Ramos.
Ramos is not in the lineup Sunday against the Pirates, Dan Kolko of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network reports. Ramos has started six consecutive games behind the dish. In that time, he's posted a stellar .400/.400/.600 line and hit a home run. However, he'll have Sunday off as Jose Lobaton gets the nod to start at catcher.
Ramos provided all the offense against the Mets on Wednesday, as his seventh-inning solo home run helped the Nationals to a 1-0 win. Ramos has cooled off the past month, his batting average falling to .304, down from .331 on Aug. 16. It was Ramos's 21st home run of the season, and he now has 78 RBI on the season, most among catchers. At 123 games, Ramos is on pace to break his career high of 128 soon. Such a workload may be cause for concern, as a combination of wear and tear and the potential for extra rest days, with the Nationals magic number down to seven, might weigh on Ramos's value down the stretch.
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