Obviously, Machado's people and the Orioles will spin this the way they should: That the left knee was strengthened after surgery and is no longer a problem, and that the same should happen with the right knee after surgery. Then he'll be good to go for the rest of his career. The abnormalities have been caught while he is young, they'll contend, and that's what is important. Maybe, but knee injuries tend to reoccur with top-level athletes — it becomes more of a question of when than if. But, yes, it is possible that this is something that never again affects Machado for as long as he is an Oriole. That's what everyone hopes, of course.