New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a partially torn lat muscle in his right arm. Due to this injury, he has been told not to throw for six weeks.
After the results of New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard‘s MRI were revealed on Monday, it became clear that he was going to miss a significant amount of time. Nobody is sure when exactly he will return to the mound, but we now know that he will not throw for six weeks.
On Saturday, Syndergaard addressed the media alongside Mets general manager Sandy Alderson. They both talked about the injury and what the recovery process will be like. Zach Braziller of the New York Post reported that Syndergaard said he will not begin to throw again for six weeks.
If Syndergaard is ready to start throwing again in six weeks, then he will start a rehab program. He will need at least a few weeks of rehab in order to strengthen his arm again. This means that there is a good chance that we will not see Syndergaard back on the mound for the Mets until after the All-Star break.
Joe Trezza of MLB.com reported that Alderson stated that he does not know when exactly Syndergaard will be ready to return.
The way it looks right now, the Mets are going to very cautious with how they handle Syndergaard’s recovery from this injury. Considering everything that happened last week, this is probably the best way to proceed.
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After being scratched from last Thursday’s start against the Atlanta Braves due to shoulder and biceps discomfort, the Mets scheduled an MRI for Syndergaard for the next day. However, he refused to have one.
After Syndergaard threw a bullpen session and insisted that he felt good, Alderson decided to let him start that weekend. He pitched on Sunday against the Washington Nationals but departed in the bottom of the second inning because he started to feel pain in his right side.
Obviously, the Mets could not have forced Syndergaard to go for an initial MRI. However, Alderson was the one who made the decision to let him pitch against the Nationals. Overall, the situation could have been handled better.
For now, the Mets are going to have to get by without Syndergaard. They are not expecting to see him back on the hill anytime soon. Hopefully, he will be able to return at some point during the second half of the season.