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Specialist says thyroid imbalance 'should have no long-term affect on' Reyes

Mar 5, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

Brian Costa of the Newark Star Ledger talked to New York Thyroid Center co-director Robert McConnell about Jose Reyes’ overactive thyroid gland:

I wouldn’t think he should be inconvenienced for more than a few weeks or a month or so. This should have absolutely no long-term affect on his career. Depending on the level of thyroid … and the time that it’s been present, it usually puts a stress on the muscles. People become weaker … so their endurance goes down.

Reyes never complained of any symptoms, but he’s scheduled to undergo further testing Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. In the meantime that quote should at least help Mets fans breathe a little easier over the weekend.

  1. Old Gator - Mar 5, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    You need your tushy bitten yet again, Aaron. Quotes like that only cause Mutts fans to hyperventilate. Just ask BC. He’ll be doubling his Nardil intake over this.

  2. GimmeSomeSteel - Mar 6, 2010 at 1:17 AM

    As always, we take anything said by a doctor that involves a Met as as the Undisputed Truth.
    As with many other players, even non-Mets, I’ll ask the same thing I’ve asked before–Why must they fly back to the team’s home city for their tests? Aren’t there any doctors in Arizona or Florida who can perform tests, even under instruction?

  3. Rays fan - Mar 6, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    Yes, as long as the team thinks a guy can get back in the lineup, it’d certainly be cheaper and easier just to leave them at training camp. Hypothyroidism in particular is normally really easy to treat.

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