Last night, Mets catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud took a foul tip off the top of his foot. He was later removed from the game. Today, he was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the first metatarsal bone. The approximate amount of time he will miss has not been determined.
This could be a serious injury considering how much that area of your foot flexes when you get into a crouch.
Obviously, this is a big loss for the Mets, even though John Buck‘s hot start mitigates it a little.
d’Arnaud has had a history of injuries that has limited his time in the minors. This one was a freak thing that simply is part of the life of a catcher. Hopefully he will lose a minimum of time.