The New York Mets aren’t ready to say it yet, but there’s a good chance Bobby Parnell’s breakthrough season might be broken down. Parnell has a herniated disk in his neck that could require surgery is a pair of epidurals don’t work.
PARNELL: Surgery possible.
Parnell had an epidural Monday and could receive another in a week. Surgery could be the next option if they don’t take.
It is an option Parnell must prepare himself to take right now, because extending this season isn’t as important a priority as in getting ready for next year. Should Parnell rush himself back, or allow the Mets to hurry him, and there’s another setback it could hinder his preparation for next season.
The Mets have numerous examples of where they’ve rushed an injured player. They appear to have a closer worth building around in Parnell and can’t risk losing him to a serious injury by mishandling him.
“It’s just a holding pattern right now,’’ Parnell told reporters. “We’ll see what happens. … I’m going