Carlos Gonzalez playing through knee tendinitis


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There is good news and bad news, perhaps, for the Colorado Rockies when it comes to the current situation with star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and his left knee.

The good news is that the injury to said left knee is nothing new and that CarGo has shown he can play through it in the past. According to the Denver Post, Gonzalez has dealt with tendinitis in his left knee since the beginning of last season.

The bad news is that the calendar has not even flipped to May and we already know that CarGo does not have a totally clean bill of health and he likely will not at any point this season.

If nothing else, it sounds like CarGo will be joining his colleague Troy Tulowitzki in the “more scheduled days off” club. CarGo had the following to say about the situation (from the Denver Post):

"It’s something I have to deal with. I just have to be smart about it.”"

‘Smart about it’ most likely means taking himself out of games from time to time and buying extra time off when he can. Like Tulowitzki, it will pay off if he avoids the DL this season. This is not the worst news for the Rockies, but darn it if they just cannot go very long without having one or both of their legit superstars deal with injuries. To wit: it is the first month of the season and Gonzalez and Tulowitzki are both already tending to minor injuries.

Hopefully they stay minor.