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Jose Reyes tears his hamstring

Oct 1, 2009, 10:26 AM EDT

Jose Reyes has been trying to rehab his bum leg all year.  It ends poorly:

Mets shortstop Jose Reyes tore his right hamstring Tuesday while
running to test his torn hamstring tendon, a new injury that will
likely require surgery. The tear was revealed Wednesday afternoon when
Reyes underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

It was the second time this season Reyes suffered a new injury while
rehabbing from an earlier one. He first went on the disabled list on
May 26 with tendinitis in his right calf, then tore the hamstring
tendon during an extended spring training game in early June.

It was apparent really early on in Reyes’ DL stint that the Mets, out of the race and suffering injury after injury, would not have a pressing need to have Reyes return in 2009. In light of that, a lot of people are going to be asking why oh why they didn’t operate on Reyes’ tendon when he tore it in June instead of messing around with rehab. If only someone had thought to mention it months ago . . .

Now the problem is way worse. Hamstrings are big important muscles, especially for guys whose game is speed.  Bad hamstrings are what transformed Griffey from a gold glove centerfielder to a liability anywhere between the lines.

In a season of bad news for the Mets, this may be the worst of all.

  1. Bob - Oct 1, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    With all the injuries on the Mets this year there most important off-season move will be a new strength and conditioning coach.

  2. You Can Call Me Ray - Oct 1, 2009 at 11:08 AM

    If I were the Wilpons, I’d fire just about the whole front office staff and definitely the medical staff. The next diagnosis and prognosis they get right will be their first. I have never SEEN so many “minor” injuries turn into months and months.

  3. Angry Former New Yorker - Oct 1, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Agreed! I have never seen anything like this organization with the rash of injuries. We are dealing with a bunch of overpaid babies that can’t play in some discomfort.

  4. Ted K. - Oct 1, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Not to worry – Francoeur is as healthy as an ox and will lead the team to greatness.

  5. al rosado - Oct 1, 2009 at 4:18 PM


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