Injury Updates on Flores, Parnell, & Familia

By Danny Abriano

Wilmer Flores (ankle):

Flores, who injured his ankle last night after awkwardly stepping on third base while advancing, is not in tonight’s lineup.

Jul 30, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher

Bobby Parnell

(39) delivers a pitch during the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. The Mets won 4-2 in ten innings. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Although Flores remained in the game and finished it without incident, manager Terry Collins indicated that Flores’ ankle was stiff today.  Collins noted that the disabled list is a possibility for Flores, but that a determination wouldn’t be made for a few days:

"In this world we live in, there’s always the possibility of the DL. We certainly won’t know anything for a day or so. I think the fact that he was taped up might have kept it a little bit intact. But after the game he was very, very uncomfortable. And today he was even worse than last night."

If Flores lands on the DL, the Mets would have the option of replacing him with another position player or reverting to a 13 man pitching staff.

Bobby Parnell (neck):

Parnell, who was placed on the disabled list last week with a herniated disk in his neck, is said to be making “good progress” after receiving an injection meant to calm the pain he was experiencing.

The 28 year old Parnell is facing the prospect of season ending surgery if the progress he’s making in his recovery stalls.

Jeurys Familia (elbow):

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Jeurys Familia, who had minor surgery on his right elbow on June 5th, is scheduled to throw off a mound for the first time since the surgery this Friday.

It was initially reported that Familia would miss the remainder of the season, but if his recovery proceeds as it has been, he may make it back for a cameo in September.

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