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Mets outfielder Michael Conforto to undergo surgery to repair shoulder

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Michael Conforto
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Michael Conforto

Ugh, that sentence is not easy to read in the slightest, but after seeing his cringe-worthy injury, can any Mets fan be surprised by this recommendation?

[Update 9-2-17, 12:28 p.m.]

Michael Conforto will follow the recommendation of Mets team doctors and will have surgery to repair the tear in the posterior capsule of his left shoulder. A specific date for the surgery has not been announced, but as’s Anthony DiComo reports, it should happen sometime this coming week.

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I’m not going to get into discussing Michael Conforto‘s dislocated left shoulder. We all saw it happen, we all cringed (and cried) when it happened, and we all agree that this injury should be the last straw (well, okay, maybe I’m the only one that thinks that, but oh well).

Conforto will likely need surgery — that’s at least what Mets doctors suggested, as reported by Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News.  This recommendation from Mets team doctors comes as no surprise.

Now, recovery time? Well, if you’ve been on #MetsTwitter in the past week you know that has been a hot topic of conversation.

This surgery typically requires a recovery time of four to six months.

What does this mean? There is no guarantee that Conforto will be ready for Spring Training.

Well, that’s a bit of a hit.

Conforto was going to go for a second opinion, but it’s believed that he will be given the same recommendation.

According to Matt Cerrone of SNY’s MetsBlog, he has heard “to expect at least a three-to-six month rehab” but it could be more than that, if anything else is found during the procedure.

Should we be expecting the worst? I mean, it’s hard not to after this season, at least for me it is.

Is it possible Conforto will miss time during the 2018 season? Yes. It is possible. Do we know for sure? No. That’s why I said it’s possible, and not definite.

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If surgery is recommended, obviously Conforto needs to do it. And obviously he needs to devote the proper recovery time and rehab to ensure that he is 100% ready when he finally does come back. We’ve already seen far too well what happens when you come back before you’re ready, and we do not want to make anything worse for our All-Star.