Mets starter Jacob deGrom left last night’s game against the Braves with a hyperextended right elbow, sustained while batting. The extent of his injury was to be determined this morning with an MRI. That MRI has come back: Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that it was clean, and that deGrom has no ligament damage.
According to DiComo, deGrom is going to attempt to take his regular turn in the rotation on Monday. Manager Mickey Callaway said that deGrom “will be monitored for soreness and other possible symptoms” as he returns to the mound but that, at present, there is no backup option in the works. The assumption is that deGrom is good to go.
That’s good news, but given the Mets’ history with handling injuries, one can be forgiven if one is at least a bit worried that deGrom is not getting a little time off and that the Mets seem to assume that the best case scenario will play out. When was the last time a best case scenario played out in Queens?
That skepticism notwithstanding, good news for deGrom and the Mets.