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Noah Syndergaard Unable To Throw For At Least 6 Weeks

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Noah Syndergaard Sidelined For An Extended Period Of Time

New York Met’s ace Noah Syndergaard will be sidelined for an extended amount of time. He will be unable to throw for 6 weeks, let alone get back on the mound to pitch.

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Syndergaard had refused to take an MRI back on April 27th and tried to pitch last Sunday against the Washington Nationals. Syndergaard only lasted 1 and 1/3 innings before getting injured. The Met’s would go on to get smoked by the Nationals 23-5.  After the game he finally took an MRI, which revealed that he had a torn lat muscle.

Met’s general manager Sandy Alderson was reluctant to put out any time table for Syndergaard’s return. Alderson only revealed that Syndergaard will need to rebuild his strength after the six weeks are up.

Noah Syndergaard also dressed the media after he got a second opinion from Dr, Neal ElAttrache. According to the Mets the meeting concluded with positive feedback.

This certainly disappointing for both Syndergaard and the Met’s organization. The Mets are currently 6.5 games out of first place and under .500. For a team that made the playoffs last season they are obviously disappointed with the start to the season, and losing their ace for more than 6 weeks is certainly a problem.

Who’s To Blame?

The sad part is that the amount of damage to Syndergaard’s lat muscle could have been avoided. Syndergaard should have gone to the MRI, it would have probably prevented him from injuring it any worse. The Met’s organization is also to blame though.

The Mets should have not given in to Syndergaard and pushed him to take the MRI, by scratching him from the lineup. The New York Mets have already sent Steven Matz, Lucas Duda, Curtis Granderson and Wilmer Flores to the disabled list this season.

The Mets were already criticized for keeping Granderson in the lineup even though he had a nagging hamstring issue. Now the Mets have added their ace to the list of players on the DL, hopefully the organization learns from their mistakes and improve this season.