By: Stache Staff

Noah Syndergaard tears UCL, to undergo Tommy John Surgery


UPDATE: 4 p.m.: The Mets have confirmed TJ surgery for Syndergaard. Press release below.

It’s bad enough we don’t have Mets baseball in two days, but now we’ll be missing a key member of the Mets for a lot longer.

According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, Noah Syndgergaard tore his Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) and will undergo surgery shortly. That eliminates him until at least this time next year, a crushing blow to the Mets.

Honestly, I feel like I am going to throw up. Now the Mets will need to count on both Rick Porcello and Michael Wacha in the rotation with Steven Matz, Marcus Stroman and Jacob DeGrom. Behind them…not much.

Here’s the Mets’ press release:

The New York Mets today announced that RHP Noah Syndergaard will undergo ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery “Tommy John surgery” on his right elbow. Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek will perform the surgery on Thursday, March 26 at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

“After experiencing discomfort in his elbow before Spring Training was suspended due to the pandemic, Noah and our health and performance department have been in constant contact,” said Executive Vice President and General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen. “Based on the persistence of his symptoms, Noah underwent a physical examination and MRI that revealed the ligament tear. A second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache confirmed the diagnosis and the recommendation for surgery. Noah is an incredibly hard worker and a tremendous talent. While this is unfortunate, we have no doubt that Noah will be able to return to full strength and continue to be an integral part of our Championship pursuits in the future.”

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