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Lucas Duda making smooth recovery from broken wrist

Jan 20, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

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Mets outfielder Lucas Duda fractured his right wrist in early November while moving furniture and had a procedure a couple days later to repair the injury at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. But that should be a faint memory by Opening Day.

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Duda has experienced no setbacks thus far with his wrist and was recently cleared to begin hitting off a tee at his offseason home in southern California. “It’s going well, feels great,” Duda told Rubin on Sunday.

The 26-year-old batted .239/.329/.389 with 15 home runs, 15 doubles and 57 RBI across 459 plate appearances last summer for New York. He’s expected to serve as the Mets’ starting left fielder this season.

  1. mtr75 - Jan 20, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Whoopee. This team is going to win 60 games this year, and until the Wilpons sell we will continue to suck. We need an owner that can afford to own a professional sports franchise. Beyond that, this is all irrelevant.

  2. cackalackyank - Jan 20, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Oh de Du-da day.

  3. mazblast - Jan 20, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    But is he in the BSOHL?

  4. cowboysoldiertx - Jan 20, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Only athletes get hurt like this.

    • chill1184 - Jan 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      I really dont see hurting yourself while moving an athlete only type injury.

  5. richyballgame - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Glad he’s feeling better,hopefully he can contribute this year 😀

  6. foreverchipper10 - Jan 21, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    The Duda Bides

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