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Jose Reyes exits camp to have thyroid imbalance tested in New York

Mar 5, 2010, 11:40 AM EDT

Jose Reyes was removed from yesterday’s lineup when his physical exam “raised a small concern with doctors.” He skipped the game, went in for some additional blood work, and was cleared to return a few hours later.
However, he was again scratched from today’s lineup and is now reportedly headed back to New York to have his imbalanced thyroid levels checked. That would explain all the talk of “blood work” from yesterday and it sounds like he won’t be back in Mets camp until the middle of next week at the earliest, because the actual test is slated for Monday.
Unfortunately so far 2010 looks an awful lot like 2009 for the Mets, although it’s good to see their medical staff being proactive for once. I’m not a doctor and don’t even play one on the internet, but here’s a seemingly informative article about thyroid imbalances. We’ll have further updates once more details are available.

  1. BC - Mar 5, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    Knowing the Mets’ medical staff, Reyes most likely has a kidney stone instead.

  2. Rays fan - Mar 5, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    The info in the “seemingly informative article” is all correct. I like using the Mayo Clinic’s site, it has a bit more detail, including usal treatment:
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypothyroidism/DS00353
    (There’s also an article for hyperthyroidism; basically, the hyperthyoidism treatments result in the person then becoming hypothyroid, which is then treated as usual with thyroid hormone replacement therapy.)

  3. gumbercules - Mar 5, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    I’m imagining this will be the only article with a ‘thyroids’ tag.

  4. Old Gator - Mar 5, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Thyroid imbalances are easy to deal with. The Mutts’ docs will make a small incision just below the thyroid and use a miniature toilet snake to move the fulcrum closer to the middle of it. Voila!

  5. BC - Mar 5, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    You know… it COULD be his uvula! (Have you had your uvula checked today?)

  6. Big D - Mar 5, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    And George Brett articles therefore will likely have hemorrhoids tags…

  7. Old Gator - Mar 5, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    And A-Rod articles will have shrunken testicles tags.

  8. Dena Thornquist - Mar 6, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Is the game on live in the US this weekend, does anyone know?

  9. Amol - Mar 6, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    I feel like someone should be making irresponsible steroid accusations.

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