Mets injury updates: Jeurys Familia and Neil Walker
Walker has been on the disabled list since mid-June with a partial left hamstring tear.
He had just laid down a beautiful bunt down the third base line, but after taking a couple of steps out of the box, his left leg gave out; he barely managed to stay upright. He eventually land on his back, holding his left hamstring. It wasn’t a pretty sight, and everyone new a DL stint was imminent.
This past Thursday, Walker took part in batting practice for the first time since his injury. Additionally, he is in the beginning stages of running. According to Terry Collins, Walker will begin playing rehab games soon as well.
There is no estimate on when he’ll return, but Walker had the following to say about his injury and his recovery:
"“It’s going the way we hope. There is no timetable, all going to be dependent on how it responds and how things look in the next week or so. “If the next several days go well we might progress a little more. If I’m sore, we’ll back off. There is no timetable.”"
Next: Conforto DL, Wheeler activated
Well, fingers crossed all goes well. Asdrubal Cabrera has been taking over second base in Walker’s absence, but we all know the mini-drama that went down there.