The Toronto Blue Jays will be without their star shortstop for at least 10 days, as Bo Bichette was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right knee sprain, team announced.
Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reported that Bichette's second opinion diagnosed the injury as a Grade 1 sprain of the lateral collateral ligament.
Bo Bichette's second opinion is in, diagnosed with Grade 1 strain of lateral collateral ligament in his right knee, per source. Considered minor, no long-term impact, rest of knee sound. Injury simply needs time. #BlueJays mapping out rehab plan now.— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) August 18, 2020
Bichette is hitting .361/.391/.672 with five home runs and 13 RBIs in 14 games this season. Four of those homers were hit in four consecutive games. He’s additionally within the midst of an eight-game hitting streak and has settled properly into the No. 2 spot within the lineup.
Bichette also missed time in late July with a hamstring injury. He could return after the Blue Jays' four-game series with the Rays next weekend in St. Petersburg.
A source from Buffalo told the Toronto Sun that the injury is worse than first feared and Bichette could be out of the lineup until mid-September. The team is expecting a lengthy absence.
“I do not actually have a timeline,” supervisor Charlie Montoyo mentioned concerning the harm, per Keegan Matheson of MLB.com. “It simply wasn’t excellent news for everyone after we heard it at present.”