New York Mets prospects

Noah Syndergaard diagnosed with left shoulder sprain, no throwing for 5-7 days

By Danny Abriano

UPDATE, 7:02 PM – Per a statement from the Mets, X-rays and a CT scan on Noah Syndergaard both came back negative. Syndergaard was diagnosed with a sprained A/C joint in his left (non-throwing) shoulder.

Syndergaard will not throw for 5 to 7 days, and will return to baseball activity as tolerated thereafter.


The Mets and Syndergaard dodged a bullet here.

It’s never ideal for any player to miss time, but the Mets got pretty much a best-case scenario here.

As a consequence of Syndergaard missing a few weeks here and there, he may be able to finish the season in the big league rotation.

Syndergaard is to be capped at around 155 innings or so in 2014, and his time spent idle will curtail his innings.

UPDATE, June 6 – According to a source, Noah Syndergaard has been diagnosed with a left shoulder sprain, the severity of which has not yet been disclosed.

UPDATE, 11:25 PM – Per a statement from the Mets, Noah Syndergaard was removed from Thursday’s start with left shoulder discomfort. Syndergaard has had precautionary x-rays, the results of which are pending.

During the first inning of Noah Syndergaard‘s return to the mound for Triple-A Las Vegas, the right-hander suffered an apparent left shoulder/collarbone injury while covering home plate after uncorking a wild pitch in the first inning.

Mar 3, 2014; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; New Yorks Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (55) warms up before the spring training exhibition game against the Atlanta Bravesat Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

While covering home plate, Syndergaard tumbled over the runner and got up slowly.

After making two warmup pitches and appearing to grab at his left shoulder/collarbone, Syndergaard was removed from the game.