A’s lose Manaea for season...Flo cuts into Top-25 sked...Panthers, Falcons, Seahawks banged up
BALTIMORE (AP) — Oakland Athletics left-hander Sean Manaea (mah-NY’-ah) will have season-ending surgery on his left shoulder next week. Manaea has been on the disabled list since Aug. 26 after going 12-9 with one no-hitter, a 3.59 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 160 2/3 innings this year. The A’s are three games behind the AL West-leading Houston Astros and three behind the New York Yankees for the first wild-card berth.
UNDATED (AP) — Hurricane Florence has already caused the cancellation of three Top-25 games before touching down on the East Coast. East Carolina told Virginia Tech officials that the Pirates won’t travel to Blacksburg to face the 13th-ranked Hokies. North Carolina State’s game against No. 14 West Virginia was wiped out, as was No. 18 UCF’s game at North Carolina.
UNDATED (AP) — The Carolina Panthers will be without three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen and second-team All-Pro Bowl right tackle Daryl Williams for the foreseeable future after they were injured in Sunday’s 16-8 win over Dallas. The team announced Tuesday that Olsen re-fractured the same right foot that kept him out of nine games last season. Williams suffered an undisclosed knee injury and will need surgery.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have placed linebacker Deion Jones on injured reserve because of a foot injury suffered in Thursday’s loss at Philadelphia. Head coach Dan Quinn says Jones will require surgery, but is expected to return this season. He’s the Falcons’ second Pro Bowl defensive player to land on injured reserve, joining safety Keanu Neal.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are likely to be without wide receiver Doug Baldwin for at least next week’s game at Chicago and possibly longer due to an MCL injury to his right knee. Coach Pete Carroll indicated it would be difficult for Baldwin to make it back to face the Bears and that it could be a couple of weeks. Baldwin was injured in the first quarter of Sunday’s 27-24 loss to Denver.