For the New York Mets, playoff hopes they vanish day by day, and although there are still possibilities to enter, without his ace Jacob DeGrom it seems quite difficult, since it is almost ruled out to appear in the remainder of the regular season. For DeGrom it has also undoubtedly been hard having to be in the dry dock for two months due to injuries, even more so considering that he was having a year for the record books of MLB and he was the favorite for both the National League MVP and the Cy Young.
Although Mets president Sandy Alderson said DeGrom’s arm is completely healthy, he hinted that the ace had damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm and that it was “partially broken,” he told Lou DiPietro. of WFAN, this could lead to a real catastrophe, since said injury usually means Tommy John surgery.
According to Alderson’s comments, DeGrom had partial damage to his ligament, which is very delicate for any pitcher, but in recent medical check-ups of his condition, doctors mentioned that the injury had “completely healed on its own” and that it really it was more of a sprain than partial damage or a tear of the ligament.
The truth is that there is still no date for DeGrom to return to action, and in such pressing moments for the Mets, nothing would fall better than to have back perhaps the best pitcher in all of the majors for the final stretch.