What exactly happened?
Gordon heard the muscle in his groin pop. The training staff said the muscle did not detach from the bone.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) July 9, 2015
Everyone is anticipating Gordon to miss a significant amount of time.
Manager Ned Yost admitted Gordon could be gone for months, as a severe strain could require Gordon to miss six to eight weeks. The training staff found no injury to Gordon’s knee or ankle. "It’s still going to be awhile," Yost said
What is the worst case scenario?
Some other examples of groin injuries: Mike Piazza suffered a major strain in 2003 and missed three months: http://t.co/GSAZoQ1M0x— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 9, 2015
Nomar Garciaparra had a groin injury in 2005 and missed three months. https://t.co/H8WcJDbq5A— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 9, 2015
What's the plan in the meantime?
"We feel like we’ve got good depth," Yost said. "We feel that we can cover it right now with Paulo and Dyson. We feel like we’re in good shape."
The team appeared to take the news hard.
"He’s one of the heart(s) and souls of this team," manager Ned Yost said. "So when something like that happens, it’s a little disturbing to everybody."
Dyson’s voice cracked a few times as he discussed Gordon’s influence on the team. Their fourth victory in a row was bittersweet. "The celebration, it was a little weird without Alex Gordon here," Dyson said. "Knowing he’s hurt, it’s just a devastating injury for us right now."
Dyson said Gordon's injury was in the back of his mind "because you know he means so much to us and me, dearly, I love him to death."— Matthew DeFranks (@MDeFranks) July 9, 2015
Jeremy Guthrie (@TheRealJGuts) July 9, 2015
Here is the video of Ned Yost in the press game conference discussing the injury.
Andy McCullough and Vahe Gregorian discuss the ramifications of the Gordon injury.
Danny Knobler thinks the Royals may respond well to this loss.
As one of those officials was saying just a few days back, their team responds better when it's challenged. Well, now they have a challenge. Now it's not all perfect, with Gordon out for what Royals manager Ned Yost admitted could be months due to a severe groin strain.
Now we'll see them respond.
The Royals will certainly be tested this summer.
The Royals face the prospect of being without their best player until September. "Now we'll see what we're made of," one said.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) July 9, 2015
Some fans didn't take the news very well.
I had a terrible nightmare that Alex Gordon got hurt.— Dave (@ColoDavo) July 9, 2015
Alex is certainly missing the All-Star Game.
Adam Jones expected to replace Alex Gordon in AL starting lineup, because he had most votes on player ballot among All-Star reserves.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 9, 2015
Pretty hot take, dude.
Get well, Alex.