You can all breathe easier Mets fans, as our good friend Adam Rubin of the Daily News reports the following…
Carlos Beltran’s trip to Vail, Colo., provided a reassuring diagnosis, a source familiar with the examination told the Daily News.
Dr. Richard Steadman, who examined Beltran on Monday, agreed with the team medical staff’s assessment that the center fielder is suffering from a bone bruise. Steadman is expected to recommend Beltran remain inactive slightly longer than Mets doctor David Altchek initially suggested — until after the All-Star break. The doctors had yet to speak as of Tuesday morning, according to a source.
After suffering through countless injuries on so many of our key players including our core players, this news is very comforting to say the very least.
I saw many a fan hitting the panic button when one paper hinted that Carlos Beltran could be lost for the season and that his injury could be career ending. I refused to post that unsubstantiated hyperbole and innuendo on this site.
So, after all the flubs the Mets medical team has made this season, It’s only right that I commend them for getting this diagnosis right after beating them over the head with some of their earlier follies.
I can certainly deal with the fact that Beltran is okay and that he may only be out a little longer than first anticipated.
What a relief…