New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery in the near future, sources tell ESPN. The procedure will keep him out until at earliest April 2021 and likely into the summer months.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 24, 2020
This is an awful blow for the Mets, who are losing their second-best pitcher. Even though he’s coming off a down year, Syndergaard is a former All-Star who can carry a staff. Unfortunately, health has been a major issue for him in recent seasons.
Syndergaard becomes the second big-name pitcher to need Tommy John surgery this month, despite the fact no games are being played.