New York Mets News

Jeurys Familia undergoes sports hernia surgery

By Danny Abriano
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The Mets announced that Jeurys Familia underwent successful surgery on Friday in Philadelphia to repair bilateral sports hernias.

According to the team, the surgery was performed by Dr. Bill Meyers.

Familia is now on his way back home to the Dominican Republic.

Familia, 25, posted a 2.21 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 77.1 innings pitched in 76 appearances this past season while striking out 8.50 per 9.

The team didn’t specify how long Familia will be inactive, but there’s no reason to expect he won’t be ready to go well in advance of spring training.

Thoughts:

Familia is the second key Mets reliever to undergo sports hernia surgery. Closer Jenrry Mejia had a similar procedure on October 2.

There was no word during the season that Familia was pitching with an injury, so perhaps his hernia was undetected until after the season. Another possibility is that he simply dealt with it, the team knew, and news of the injury didn’t leak.

Either way, sports hernia surgery is viewed as relatively minor, meaning this should in no way impact Familia’s 2015 season.

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