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The New York Mets have a chance to make an early statement

The New York Mets are now 6-3 through the first nine games of the season, and have won their last four. The Mets took two of three from the rival Washington Nationals to open the season and lost two of three to the Atlanta Braves before coming home to sweep the Philadelphia Phillies. The Mets begin a four-game series tonight with the Miami Marlins to finish off their first go-round...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler Undergoes Successful Tommy John Surgery

The Mets announced that Zack Wheeler underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Wednesday to repair the flexor pronator tendon and reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Altchek and he is expected to make a full recovery. Wheeler will miss all of 2015 and is expected to return about June of 2016 or approximately 14...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Zack Wheeler going down is a blessing in disguise

Zack Wheeler has had a history of pain in his throwing elbow before and now has resulted in the need for Tommy John Surgery. The Mets knowledge of his elbow led him to be kept away from the trading block for the winter and see how well he could perform during spring training. He received a platelet-rich-plasma injection during the offseason in hopes to get rid of the problem. Wheeler...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

What We Learned From Zack Wheeler

Zack Wheeler finally got a chance to speak with reporters and he did acknowledge he will have Tommy John surgery on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. Dr. David Altchek will preform the surgery in New York, and Wheeler expects to return sometime around June of 2016, or about 14 months after having the surgery. “Of course, I’m nervous about it, but you’ve got to do it and have...
Via Mets Merized Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets may lose another bullpen arm

Another day, another arm injury for the New York Mets. Following in the footsteps of Josh Edgin and Zack Wheeler, Vic Black has been sidelined with a shoulder injury for a considerable portion of spring training. Manager Terry Collins has said that he now expect Black t0 start the season on the disabled list. Though the injury is not as serious as Edgin’s or Wheeler’s, Black’s...
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Wheeler Met With Dr. Altchek, Dealt With Bone Spur Last Season

Zack Wheeler met Dr. David Altchek in New York on Wednesday to discuss his options, and is headed for Tommy John surgery after an MRI revealed a full tear of the UCL. He has yet to decide if the Mets’ Dr. Altchek will perform the surgery or fellow leading orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. There is also some new information coming out on Wheeler and what the Mets knew. According...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Three things we learned about the Mets with Zack Wheeler’s injury

After the news broke of Zack Wheeler’s injury some people panicked and said that this was another Generation K, while others looked at it as a way to test the depth. In any case, the Mets should still be able to absorb the loss and attempt to compete 2015. But from this loss, what have we learned from the Mets as a whole? Let’s take a look: The Mets have some serious depth:...
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler’s injury doesn’t sabotage the Mets’ season

In case you haven’t heard, New York Mets starter Zack Wheeler has a torn UCL in his elbow, and season-ending Tommy John surgery seems likely. The injury obviously sucks and is awful, but it isn’t on the level of other crushing injuries suffered this year, like Yu Darvish’s torn UCL or Marcus Stroman’s torn ACL. Why isn’t Wheeler’s injury on that level? Simple – the...
Via The Outside Corner
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Zack Wheeler Has Torn Elbow Ligament

As much as the New York Mets tried to get rid of Dillon Gee, it is lucky that they saved him, since Zack Wheeler will most likely need Tommy John surgery after tearing a ligament in his elbow. It is expected that Gee will slide from the bullpen to the starting rotation now that Wheeler will be out of commission. Dillon Gee was spared since he was the subject of many trade rumors...
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Zack Wheeler likely needs Tommy John surgery

This is just getting ridiculous – it appears Mets starter Zack Wheeler is the latest promising young MLB pitcher to tear his UCL. Tommy John surgery looks like a surefire bet for his near future. Zack Wheeler torn ligament. Sounds like Tommy John surgery. #mets — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) March 16, 2015   torn ucl for zack wheeler, mets announce. big blow for player...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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