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Mets: Conforto activated, Nimmo to DL with partially collapsed lung

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Brandon Nimmo
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Brandon Nimmo

In a surprise announcement, Brandon Nimmo is the latest to land on the disabled list with a partially collapsed lung

In an expected development, the New York Mets officially activated Michael Conforto from the disabled list. The corresponding move was a shocking one. Brandon Nimmo was sent to the DL with what is being reported as a partially collapsed lung.

Before I go any further, I want to echo the sentiments of all fans out there. Our thoughts are with Nimmo for a speedy recovery.

Nimmo had not appeared in a game since Tuesday (granted the Mets only played one game since then). I won’t get into the business of speculating what caused this to occur. We should learn more in the coming days including a treatment plan for the 24-year old outfielder.

It’s a relief to have Conforto back who earned his way to the All-Star Game in Miami. He played in one rehab game in St. Lucie and went 3-for-4 with a double so it appears that all systems are go for Conforto’s return. The Mets are currently in the middle of a series in St. Louis.

The news on Nimmo is an absolute shock. Even worse, it comes at a time when he was starting to get more comfortable against Major League pitching. Overall, it has been a year to forget for a young man who is close to breaking into the Majors full time. Nimmo suffered a hamstring injury during the World Baseball Classic that put him out of action for the first month of the season.

It’s another in a long list of injuries for the Mets who have had just about every position player on the disabled list at some point. New York enters Saturday’s contest 11 games back in the division and 9.5 games out of the second wild card.

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The main concern is for the long-term health and prognosis for Nimmo. While the whole situation sounds scary, it can be treated. Hopefully and most importantly, Nimmo will be back to full health as soon as possible.