Found September 09, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
PLAYERS: Bobby Parnell
TEAMS: New York Mets
Mets closer Bobby Parnell will require surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Parnell, 29, has tried to avoid the procedure by resting for several weeks and he also received an epidural shot in his neck, but to no avail. Yesterday, manager Terry Collins said Parnell would give his neck until the middle of the month before deciding whether or not he needs to have surgery. However, this new report from Rubin suggests that surgery is required and it seems as though Collins is once again out of the loop regarding his players’ injuries. Parnell, who is arbitration eligible after this season, was having the best season of his career since taking over as the team’s closer. The righthander was pitching intelligently and using his secondary pitches better than he ever has before and the results were quite impressive, posting a 2.16 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 22 saves in 49 games this season. More importantly, Parnell saw a drastic decline in his ...
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