New York Mets starting pitcher, Jacob deGrom will undergo season ending elbow surgery later this week. This comes as a huge blow to a Mets team who is in the thick of a tight NL Wildcard race.
deGromm is latest Mets pitcher to miss time, following Zack Wheeler who has had a slow recovery from his Tommy John surgery in 2015 and has yet to see the field, Matt Harvey who is currently done for the year after his surgery to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome, and Steven Matz who is battling bone spurs and shoulder tightness. Noah Syndergaard is battling bone spurs as well.
The recovery time for deGrom’s surgery is expected to be 3 months, which effectively ends his season. DeGrom, 28, went 7-8 with a 3.04 ERA in 24 starts for the Mets this season. He last appeared on Sept. 1.