Heartbreaking News As Top Prospect To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery—Again

It doesn't get more heartbreaking than this for those of us who love baseball. Five years after being the No. 1 overall pick, and a year after missing the entire 2021 season with a torn ACL, Royce Lewis will now undergo another season-ending surgery for a partially-torn ACL in the same knee.

The estimated recovery time is 12 months. 

The Minnesota Twins 23-year-old phenom had finally lived his dream this season, playing in the major leagues—and living up to the hype, batting .300 with an .867 OPS. 

It lasted all of 12 games. Playing center field for the first time on May 29th, Lewis made a spectacular catch while crashing into the wall. He fell to the ground in pain, clutching his surgically-repaired knee. At first it was called a bone bruise. Now, the worst has been confirmed: a partially-torn ACL. And another lost season. 

But believe it or not, the perenially positive Lewis was not down when reporters found him in the clubhouse today.

Smiling and joking, Lewis said he’s not afraid of the ACL surgery because he’s already done it once before. What an incredible attitude. How can anyone not be pulling for this kid? 

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