Former All-Star and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen will miss the rest of the season due to a torn ACL he suffered earlier in the week.
McCutchen’s injury occurred during Monday’s game against the San Diego Padres as he tried to beat a rundown after a Jean Segura pop-up.
The ball was dropped by Padres second baseman Ian Kinsler.
Andrew McCutchen has exited today's game with an injury and had to be helped off the field. pic.twitter.com/bAy1yQ85uH— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) June 4, 2019
The 32-year-old originally thought he had a torn meniscus, but an MRI confirmed it was an ACL tear.
McCutchen suffered a similar type of injury in high school, but this year’s recent tear revealed no other significant ligament damage.
He also appeared to be walking with a crutch at the time of the game.
“It sucks,” Andrew McCutchen said. He said he knew something was wrong. He hoped it was his meniscus. But it’s ACL. No other ligament damage. He hopes to be ready for Opening Day 2020.— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) June 4, 2019
In the offseason, McCutchen signed a three-year, $50 million deal to solidify the Phillies outfield. He was sharing the outfield with fellow All-Star and former NL MVP Bryce Harper.
Before Monday’s game, he was batting .256 on the season with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs.
As reported by Matt Gelb on Twitter, McCutchen is hoping he can be ready for next year’s Opening Day.
Pray for me. Please— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) June 4, 2019