The Mets’ Star Pitcher could miss 2020 due to Tommy John Surgery
New York Mets’ Pitcher Noah Syndergaard could miss the 2020 season due to required Tommy John Surgery. The Mets released a statement on Tuesday that said the 27-year-old received an MRI that revealed a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right arm, which requires Tommy John Surgery to fix. The operation is scheduled to take place tomorrow.
Thor’s arm was feeling fine until Spring. Around that time, the star pitcher reportedly started feeling discomfort in his right arm. Syndergaard stayed in contact with team trainers after the Coronavirus Pandemic delayed the start of the season, and they recommended he get an MRI. That MRI revealed the ligament tear.
Brodie Van Wagenen, who was Syndergaard’s former agent and is the current GM of the Mets said, “…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…”
Noah Syndergaard has spent his entire five-year career with the Mets. He was named an MLB All-Star once in 2016. Syndergaard went 10-8 last season with a 4.28 ERA and 202 strikeouts.