John Maine learned that he has been playing with a bad hip for most of the second half after receiving the results of an MRI. It may explain the big drop off in his performance shortly after the All-Star break. He will learn later today whether he will need surgery. If he does, it will not prevent him from being ready to go come Spring Training.
Damion Easley expects to be running again and rehabbing next month. Although he is not signed for next season, he wants to come back and the Mets will probably get something done with the versatile second baseman.
Carlos Beltran will probably have some work done on his chronically gimpy knees. Omar suggested to him that he does something about it fast so that he would have enough time to recuperate.
According to the team, Carlos Delgado will not need surgery after being diagnosed with a displaced fractured in his left hand. He got the injury while in the final at-bat of his season, during which he was hit by a pitch from Dontrelle Willis.
Orlando Hernandez will have surgery to repair a tendon in his sore foot. It will be the second time in 4 years that he has had this procedure. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training and has one more year on the contract he signed last off-season.
It may seem like a lot of injuries, but considering that it is the end of the season, it’s not bad. Most of the surgeries are relatively minor and each player should be ready to go when the time comes. I was very surprised about the Maine injury as the Mets kept it under wraps for over a month. Seems like they always downplay or try to hide any injury news on their players these days…