Another Casualty – Easley Could Be Done For The Season

An article by posted on September 18, 2008

Less than two days ago the Mets learned that Fernando Tatis separated his shoulder and would be out for the rest of the season.

Last night we learned that Damion Easley is dangerously close to that same fate.

Easley revealed yesterday that he had actually suffered a small tear of his right quadriceps muscle. The tear and the pain associated with it has not improved and the usually optimistic Easley sounded less than optimistic when talking to SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt.

“I feel it walking, sitting, getting up from sitting. Just the initial moves, just normal functions. Until I can get past that stage, it’s useless trying to do anything. You’ve got to be careful because if I go out and lie and say I feel good and I wrap it up and the first day I do it I take two steps out of the box I pull it. Then I make Jerry look bad. I make myself look bad. The team that was counting on me can’t count on me.”

Easley sustained the injury on Saturday trying to beat out a double-play grounder and said he felt a “pop” in the leg.

For the Mets it means another right-handed bat is lost as they try to find a way to get into the playoffs any way they can. Easley also had a penchant for delivering when the Mets needed a clutch hit and had become one of my favorite Mets this season.

It looks like Argenis Reyes will get some more playing time, but the bulk of it will still fall to Luis Castillo who has been the object of many Mets fans frustrations this season.

I don’t care who plays as long as they provide some offense out of the position. Like I said yesterday, we have to move forward and keep playing for that playoff spot.

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