Alderson: Syndergaard’s Timetable For Return Should Be ‘Measured In Weeks’

Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters at SunTrust Park Monday afternoon to shed some light on Noah Syndergaard’s injury.

“I don’t think this period is going to be measured in days, I think it’s going to be measured in weeks,” Sandy Alderson said. “So rather than speculate about when he will be back… It’s going to be a considerable amount of time and I think that’s all we can say right now.”

Alderson was also asked if there was any connection between his bicep injury last week and the lat injury, saying, “The doctor has said there isn’t any connection between what happened and the bicep injury.”

* * * * * *

The New York Mets announced that Noah Syndergaard has a partially torn right lat muscle and will be placed on the disabled list. The tear was discovered when he had an MRI Monday morning. There is not yet a timetable for his return.

Syndergaard gave up five runs on five hits in just 1 1/3 innings on Sunday before being removed. His ERA rocketed from 1.73 to 3.29. Terry Collins spoke to reporters after the game and was obviously upset.

“He was throwing 100,” Collins said. “I saw nothing wrong with him.”

So far this season, the 24 year-old has gone 1-2 with a 3.29 ERA in 27.1 innings, striking out 32 and walking two (one intentionally). The Mets must reevaluate their medical staff because between this and last season, the disabled list is overflowing with the Mets’ best players. Stay tuned for more information.

Original Post – April 30

The Mets announced that Noah Syndergaard suffered a “possible lat strain.” He is heading back to New York City for an MRI.

In an unfortunate turn of events, Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard was removed from his start against the Nationals after pitching just 1.1 innings on Sunday, with an apparent arm injury.

You could see Syndergaard wincing on the mound after throwing his last two pitches and then holding underneath his upper arm, although some are reporting it could be a lat injury.

Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez rushed to the mound as the Mets manager immediately called for a reliever to replace him, and then pulled Syndergaard from the game and accompanied him into the dugout.

Syndergaard allowed five earned runs in the first inning, which were certainly an indicator something was wrong.

Just yesterday, it was learned that the Mets cleared Syndergaard for the start on Sunday after their young ace refused to take an MRI, claiming he was fine.

When Sandy Alderson was asked why he didn’t insist on an MRI for Syndergaard, he remarked: “What do you want me to do, strap him down and shove him in the tube?”

Syndergaard was initially scratched from his start on Tuesday with tendinitis in his right bicep according to Collins.

However, Syndergaard then told reporters that he also had an issue in his shoulder region and that he could not lift his arm above his shoulder without some soreness. He has also dealt with a blister issue and a torn fingernail this season.

More on this as the story develops.

About Joe D 7893 Articles
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73, '00 and '15, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.