New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz has a torn patellar tendon and is expected to miss the entire season after hurting his right knee while celebrating a victory in the World Baseball Classic.
The Mets on Thursday announced that Diaz had surgery earlier in the day.
Without going into specifics, general manager Billy Eppler said that a general timeline for recovery from this type of injury is about eight months.
“There are instances where athletes have come back earlier, more around the six-month mark, but those are a little bit more of the exception than the rule,” Eppler told reporters.
The Mets said that Diaz is expected to begin a formal rehab program in about a week.
“To all my beloved fans, especially the Mets fans, I want to let you know that I am doing well and healing,” Diaz wrote on Twitter.
“I feel blessed and grateful for your support with messages and prayers, thank you very much! I can’t wait to see you guys in NY again and play those trumpets,” he added.
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