Manny Machado injury: Padres star hurts ankle in scary moment at first base

San Diego Padres star third baseman Manny Machado left Sunday’s game after a scary ankle injury.

San Diego Padres third baseman and early NL MVP candidate Manny Machado left Sunday’s game against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning.

He suffered an ankle injury after he hit a ball in front of home plate. When he was running down the baseline and when his foot hit first base, it slid off the back of the base and he rolled his ankle.

Machado, 29, had to be helped off the field by the Padres’ training staff and he could barely put any weight down on it.

Here is the video of the play (warning: the video is graphic).

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado has suffered an ankle injury

The severity of San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado’s ankle injury is unknown, as of this publication, but if it is serious, it could damage Machado’s MVP chances.

Entering Sunday, he led the National League in WAR (4.0) and was second in both batting average (.329) and on-base percentage (.401) and fourth in slugging percentage (.548).

Manny Machado injury update

Machado suffered a left ankle sprain, per the Padres. X-rays were negative. It’s unknown as of now how long he’ll be out, or if the injury will forced him on the injured list.