Jacob deGrom injury: Latest on Mets SP elbow

  • Jacob deGrom injury: Latest on Mets SP elbow

Jacob deGrom injury: Latest on Mets SP elbow

It took a little over a month, but the franchise plagued by injuries to their promising starting rotation saw its first big name go down on Wednesday night after Jacob deGrom hyperextended his elbow while at-bat against the Atlanta Braves. We're going to really hone in on him and make sure everything is 100 percent if he's going to make that start on Monday.

DeGrom has been cleared to prepare for his next start but will be monitored, the team said in a statement. DeGrom left Wednesday night's game against Atlanta after four innings, one inning after he felt pain during a swing and miss. The left-hander suffered the injury while striking out in the third inning.

"I said, 'I don't know if it's smart to keep going, '" deGrom said. "He said it feels fine throwing, he didn't have any issues throwing, so he went back out". "I think it was kind of erring on the side of precaution". He added that he won't be anxious about his elbow when he does return to the mound.

DeGrom is off to the best start of his career so far, as he has a 3-0 record, 1.87 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 54 strikeouts in seven starts (43 1/3 innings).

Matt Harvey was recently moved to the 'pen and could conceivably be viewed as an option to return to the rotation, though the Mets may want to see him continue to work in shorter stints and may not want to quickly change course on such a high-profile role change for the righty.

Jacob received an MRI last night and was examined this morning at The Hospital for Special Surgery in NY.