Mets Injury Update: Noah Syndergaard continues rehab

By Michelle Ioannou
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 14: Noah Syndergaard
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 14: Noah Syndergaard /

Despite Monday being the Labor Day holiday, there was an influx of Mets news

We found out that David Wright will have surgery on his rotator cuff. We found out that T.J. Rivera will undergo Tommy John surgery. We found out that Josh Edgin will have arthroscopic surgery on his knee. And we found out that Matt Harvey will start on Wednesday on short rest (that can’t end well, can it?).

But, in the midst of all of this, we also heard another injury update from Noah Syndergaard — he will be continuing his rehab assignment on Thursday with Short-Season-A Brooklyn.

This update comes mere days after Syndergaard threw one inning for the Gulf Coast League Mets, on Saturday. This  was his first rehab appearance since being placed on the disabled list due to a torn lat. He did however start throwing off a mound a couple of weeks back.

In his one inning appearance with the GCL Mets, Syndergaard got “18 quality pitches” in. He additionally went on to state that his delivery “felt really sound” and also felt as though this was a “huge step in the right direction.”

Syndergaard also said that his body is feeling its best than it has “in a long time.”

Well that’s all good to hear.  In total, he allowed two unearned runs and two hits with two strikeouts.

Will Syndergaard return to the major league mound before the season ends? Well, maybe. He wants to at least. In his own words, Syndergaard said that he does not want for “10 months to go by without me competing in a meaningful game.”

You can understand that. You can also argue that no Mets games in the month of September are meaningful as the season’s long over. But, we all know Syndergaard meant he wants to be back on the big stage.

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If Syndergaard’s rehab appearances go well, and he continues to feel good and ready, we’ll likely see him out there. But, there’s no reason to push and potentially make anything worse.