The injury bug has struck the Mets even on a hiatus, as they’ve lost one of their starting pitchers for a long time.
New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery in the near future, sources tell ESPN. The procedure will keep him out until at earliest April 2021 and likely into the summer months.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 24, 2020
Yes, you read that correctly.
Mets right-handed flamethrower, Noah Syndergaard, will need Tommy John Surgery and will be out until late-2021 at the earliest. This is a tough break for a Mets team looking to rebound after a disappointing, albeit exciting late, 2019 campaign.
Syndergaard, 27, has gone 47-30 in his career with a 3.31 ERA in 716 innings. He’s also notched 775 strikeouts to just 166 walks in that span as well. He may never pitch again for the Mets as he will be in his contract year in 2021, and could very well miss that as well.