Michael Conforto crumbled to the ground after a swing on Aug. 24 at Citi Field and was assisted off the field, gripping his left shoulder.
The 24-year-old tore his posterior capsule, an injury which is rarely seen in circumstances such as Conforto, but requires a long recovery process.
On Wednesday, the Mets breakout star will undergo surgery to repair his torn posterior capsule, effectively ending his season, according to a team press release.
According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com on Twitter, doctors have told the Mets that Conforto will need approximately six months to recover, though no timetable will be known until after the surgery.
Mets general manager said that a good percentage of money coming off the books will be reinvested this offseason, but didn’t say if that would mean upgrading the outfield.
“I think that’s to be determined,” Alderson said. “We’ll know more in about a month or so with respect to Conforto’s timetable. And I think we’ll know more about Brandon Nimmo and Juan Lagares.”
In his first all-star season, the Mets outfielder hit .279/.384/.555 with 27 home runs and 68 RBI while being good for 3.5 WAR.