Mets Injuries

What is a Platelet-rich Plasma Injection and Would it Have Helped Bobby Parnell?

In the latest episode of The Fix, Angel Borrelli and I discuss the following: – How can a pitcher know the difference between “normal soreness” and a pain that requires medical attention? – What is a “platelet-rich plasma injection” and how could it have helped Bobby Parnell‘s partially torn UCL? (Note, we recorded this episode […]

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Bobby Parnell Will Have Tommy John Surgery

Bobby Parnell has decided to have Tommy John surgery, and, as a result, will be out for the rest of 2014.

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Bobby Parnell Has Torn UCL

According to Mets.com, closer Bobby Parnell has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, and may require Tommy John surgery. Jeez, only one game into 2014 and the Mets’ season is crumbling by the minute. What else can go wrong? Per the Mets: Parnell received a platelet-rich plasma injection and has been prescribed complete rest for […]

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Niese May Have Heart Procedure During All-Star Break

Only in this day and age can you get a hole poked in your heart one day, then go out and play ball the next. Jonathon Niese left Sunday’s game with an elevated heartbeat.  He experienced the same malady during a start in the blazing heat of Arlington, Texas during an interleague game last year […]

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Official Word on David Wright Injury

From Mets PR: METS STATEMENT REGARDING David Wright “Last night, David Wright jammed the fifth finger of his right hand. An X-ray revealed a small fracture at the middle joint of the finger. This is a non-operative injury. The finger will be splinted and reevaluated tomorrow. David can return to baseball activity as tolerated.” As […]

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Jon Niese to DL, Nickeas Up

According to the Mets PR department, Jonathon Niese has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an intercostal strain of the right side. To take his place on the roster, the Mets have recalled catcher Mike Nickeas from Buffalo; he will wear uniform #13 and will be available for today’s game at Philadelphia.

Mets Injuries

Daniel Murphy Out for the Year

If you missed Sunday’s game, you may not be aware that both Jose Reyes and Dan Murphy left with injuries. Reyes exited with a tight hamstring that has been diagnosed as a “day to day” issue. Murphy, however, is out for the remainder of the season with a grade 2 tear of the medial collateral […]

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Why Johan May Not Return this Year (Or Ever)

A few days ago, in the comments section, I said this: I wouldn’t be so quick to count on Johan’s return. If his recent bullpen session is any indication, his mechanics are still flawed and he’ll be re-injuring his shoulder sooner rather than later. Usually, it feels good to be “right” about something. In this […]

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Jose Reyes Placed on DL; Out 3 Weeks?

According to the Mets PR department, Jose Reyes has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 3rd. Nick Evans has been promoted from AAA Buffalo to take his place on the roster. Glad to see Evans return to show, though it remains to be seen how much of an opportunity he’ll get […]

Mets Injuries

Jose Reyes Hamstring Injury is Minor

According to the MRI results, Jose Reyes has suffered a “grade one” hamstring strain — which is the most minor a hamstring strain can be. Translation: that is good news. It means that Reyes will not go on the disabled list and should be back in the lineup in a few days. Of course, it […]

Mets Injuries

Taylor Buchholz Battling Depression

According to The New York Times, Mets reliever Taylor Buchholz — who is already on the DL with shoulder discomfort — is also struggling with depression and anxiety. Apparently, Buchholz experienced problems with the medication he was taking to control his mental issues. From the Times:

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Three More Weeks for David Wright

In case you missed it, Mets GM Sandy Alderson announced that David Wright would be inactive for at least

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Ike Davis Re-Booted and Other Injury Updates

Every time my computer acts up, the IT department tells me the first thing I should do is “re-boot”. It appears the Mets are following a similar strategy with disabled first baseman Ike Davis, who is going back into a boot for three weeks — though possibly longer. Unfortunately, that likely means he will be […]

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David Wright Has A Stress Fracture in His Back

Well the Mets got even more bad injury news today as stud third baseman David Wright was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his lower back. This will mean that David will not be able to perform baseball activities of any kind for 10 days at the least. Sandy Alderson said that they will get […]

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David Wright Placed On DL with Back Injury

David Wright has been placed on the 15-day DL after an MRI showed the possibility of a stress fracture in his back. It is assumed that the injury originally occurred when Wright made a diving tag on Carlos Lee last month. No word yet on who will take Wright’s spot on the roster, but Willie […]

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