No, this isn’t regurgitated news from months ago. This is a NEW tear in the back of his leg.
From The New York Times:
Before the game, the Mets said that Reyes, out since May, had torn the hamstring itself while working out Tuesday. He had already sustained a torn hamstring tendon, for which surgery appeared increasingly likely. The new injury further complicates the situation and raises questions about whether Reyes will be ready to participate when spring training begins in February. The Mets disclosed the new information after Reyes was examined Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
If you remember, Jose Reyes was removed from a game on May 20th and listed as day-to-day. At the time I made the outlandish suggestion that Reyes could be out for the year (one person said the headline was “irresponsible”), and wondered if the Mets kept Reyes off the DL to keep the revenues flowing. Me and my crazy conspiracy theories.
Though, I must admit I thought for sure it would be his achilles tendon and not the hammy that would be Jose’s, um, achilles heel. As it turned out, the achilles was fine — it was more the complete and utter mismanagement of his recovery that did him in.