Terry Collins told reporters that Yoenis Cespedes will likely be examined by team doctors on Monday. Cespedes has missed the last two games after aggravating a bone bruise on his upper right leg while sliding into second base on Friday.
“The bruise is pretty big,” Collins said on Saturday. “He’s aggravated it, and he’s limping pretty bad. He’s pretty swelled.”
Cespedes was unable to swing a bat Saturday and Sunday, but says he’s feeling “much better,” and is no longer limping. Asked if he would play Monday, the Mets’ outfielder said “maybe.”
We’ll know more later today.
Original Report – April 23
On April 13th, Yoenis Cespedes jumped into the stands in “maximum effort” fashion and suffered a leg bruise. Ten days later he is said to have aggravated the leg injury he had suffered that day.
In Friday’s 6-3 win over Atlanta, Cespedes slid into second base on a double in the seventh inning. He noticeably came up in pain after the slide, rubbing his leg and grimacing while on base. He was lifted for Juan Lagares in the eighth.
“I hope to be ready by tomorrow, but right now it hurts,” Cespedes said through an interpreter. “It’s just a bruise. I felt some discomfort, and it bothers me whenever I slide.” (ESPN)
It is very possible that he will have the day off in Saturday’s game. Manager Terry Collins explained taking him out of the game on Friday as nothing more but precautionary.
“It got real tight, so we took him out,” Collins said. “… Once it starts to tighten up, there’s a possibility of him pulling that. So I got him out.”
Cespedes was noticeably limping around the clubhouse after the game.