Kansas City Royals Could Lose Alex Gordon Until September


It is easy to say that Alex Gordon is the heart and soul of the Kansas City Royals. Not only is he the longest tenured player on the team, but his transformation from being considered the next George Brett to probably bust to arguably the best left fielder in baseball has been remarkable. That fighting spirit and refusal to give up are certianly personified in the Royals.

Likewise, if there is one player the Royals could ill afford to lose, it is Gordon. His stellar defense, which has earned four consecutive Gold Glove awards, including the Platinum Glove last season, is the stuff that legends are made of. His .280/.394/.459 batting line with eleven home runs may not jump off the stat sheet, but Gordon’s ability to bat anywhere in the lineup is difficult to replicate.

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Unfortunately, the Kansas City Royals may well have to learn what life without Alex Gordon would be like. When Logan Forsythe hit his inside the park home run, Gordon crumbled to the ground while tracking the ball. He left the game with what is being called a groin strain, with an MRI scheduled for later today. However, if the early indications are accurate, the timetable for Gordon’s return is not promising.

As for Gordon himself, he claimed that he heard a pop in his groin. While it appears that the muscle is still attached to the bone according to the training staff, there is the probability that Gordon will be out until at least September.

Now, the Kansas City Royals, a team that has prided itself on its resiliency and ability to bounce back regardless of the situation, are set to face their biggest obstacle. While the results of the MRI could be positive, and this injury for Gordon may end up being nothing more than a scare that we can all walk away from, the Royals are seemingly braced for the worst.

Maybe Alex Gordon will be back sooner than he and the Kansas City Royals expect. After all, until the results of the MRI are announced, we can just speculate based on what we saw and read. However, based on the reports, and the way Gordon fell to the ground, it does not look promising that he will be patrolling left field any time soon.

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