The New York Mets seem to have terrible luck these days – especially in regards to injuries.
The latest bad luck involves star pitcher Noah Syndergaard. The 27-year-old righty has a torn UCL and is set to undergo Tommy John Surgery in coming days.
Syndergaard is not expected to return to action until the 2021 season, but it’s still unclear as to when his actual return will happen.
Of course, this is devastating news for the Mets and fans of the ace pitcher. New York’s 2020 postseason hopes appear more pessimistic than ever with the latest injury news, courtesy of baseball reporter Bob Nightengale:
The #Mets confirm that Noah Syndergaard has torn UCL and will undergo Tommy John surgery. Will be sidelined until late 2021 season.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 24, 2020
Syndergaard is one of three major pitchers on the East Coast requiring Tommy John surgery this off-season. Earlier this month it was announced Boston’s Chris Sale and Yankees’ Luis Severino would also require the surgery.
All three pitchers will miss the 2020 season and are expected to return in 2021, barring any unforeseen complications.
Of course, there’s still questioning as to when the 2020 MLB season will start. Baseball is currently postponed due to global health concerns – and it doesn’t appear there’s an end in sight as things currently stand. Either way, Syndergaard is the latest star player who won’t be playing this season.