Mets Walking Wounded Update

On Thursday night the New York Mets dropped a key game against the Washington Nationals 8-3 to drop them 9.5 games out of first place but that was far from the only thing bad news they got on the day.

Let’s delve into all of the injury updates that we got from GM Sandy Alderson before the game and, of course, another injury during the game.

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said on Thursday that right-handed starter Noah Syndergaard may not begin his throwing program for another four weeks.

Outfielder Juan Lagares left Thursday night’s game with a fracture IP joint in his left thumb that occurred when diving for a ball in the fifth inning.

Matt Harvey will miss several weeks after being diagnosed with a stress injury in the scapula bone of his throwing shoulder. He has yet to be officially put on the Mets disabled list.

Michael Conforto was out of the Mets starting lineup for the fourth night on Thursday with a stiff back. However, he has gotten one at-bat in each the last two games off the bench.

Second baseman Neil Walker is going to miss several weeks with a partial tear of his left hamstring. Infielder Gavin Cecchini was called up from Triple-A to take his roster spot.

Utility man Matt Reynolds was scratched from the 51s original lineup last night and is likely headed to New York to join the Mets.

Closer Jeurys Familia was scheduled to visit the doctor on Thursday in hopes of being cleared to throw. He had surgery in May to remove an arterial clot in his throwing shoulder.

Earlier in the week Asdrubal Cabrera (left thumb sprain) and Josh Smoker (lose bodies in elbow) were placed on the disabled list.

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