On Wednesday, New York Mets’ starting pitcher Jonathon Niese complained of shoulder soreness and was sent to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, N.Y. Mets’ manager Terry Collins said that Niese’s MRI came back clean and he will resume throwing soon, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.
Niese complained about shoulder soreness on Wednesday, so they sent him to the aforementioned hospital. He told Rubin that the MRI was not essential.
He told ESPNNewYork.com before departing that the exam primarily was for peace of mind considering he missed two months last season with a partially torn rotator cuff.”
Despite the MRI coming back ‘clean,’ there is one issue. “Collins said the only issue is some weakness with the scapula, in the back of the shoulder,” according to Rubin.
This issue will not prevent Niese from throwing within the next few days, according to Rubin. Collins told Rubin what the plan is with Niese.
“They think in a few days he’ll be back and ready to go,” Collins said. “So we’ll get him back on a mound as soon as we can. But it was very, very good news. The shoulder is actually very, very good — a clean shoulder. They said it looks better than it did last year at this time, which is great news for us.”
Niese will not be making his original 2014 Spring Training debut on Tuesday against the Houston Astros, according to Rubin.