Apparently Padres Manager Bud Black spoke to all the media at once moments ago, in some sort of press conference. You can tell because Twitter came alive with the results of an MRI on Grandal's knee.
The injury was the result of a collision between Anthony Rendon and Yasmani Grandal at home plate. If you missed the game or the play on Saturday you can watch the replay here. It's not one of those disgusting plays where a guy's leg turns inside out or anything. It's safe to watch for those with weak constitutions.
The Padres apparently knew the news was going to bad because they put Grandal on the 60 day DL yesterday and promoted Rene Rivera.
San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 7, 2013
Tests confirmed today that the damage to his ligaments was significant. Once the swelling subsides in several weeks he'll have surgery to repair said ligaments.
MGR Bud Black tells media that C Yasmani Grandal has significant damage to right ACL and MCL. Will have surgery in a couple weeks. #Padres— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 8, 2013
Recovery is estimated to be about 9-12 months according to Annie Heilbrunn and I assume doctors.
Yasmani Grandal's MRI showed significant damage to his ligaments. Will have reconstruction on his ACL. Rehab is 9-12 months. #Padres— Annie Heilbrunn (@annieheilbrunn) July 8, 2013
MLB should add a second home plate and a chalk line halfway down the third baseline like they do in Co-Ed softball leagues, so injuries like this won't be an issue. Safety first.