Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/11/11
With the news that the Mets have shutdown Johan Santana’s rehab  for the rest of the year, all they can do now is hope and pray that when their $24 million dollar a year ace shows up in Port St. Lucie next Spring, he will be ready to get on a mound and resemble something close to what he was before his 2010 shoulder surgery. Santana was supposed to come back some time in late June or early July, but his return kept being pushed back throughout the year until the Mets season finally ran out of weeks. Santana never made it back to the majors and it’s still far from certain that he will start the season on time. Now 14 months removed from surgery, Santana and the Mets agreed it was best to shutdown all activity and simply rest his surgically-repaired shoulder until Spring Training. One pitcher who can relate to what the Mets ace is going through is Chien-Ming Wang who had the same procedure on his right shoulder and missed two full years until returning to the majors for the Nationals...
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