The results of an MRI on Jose Reyes’s leg came back and it’s bad news. He has partial tear in his hamstring. More details are due today.
JJ Putz also will have his right elbow looked at today in New York. Putz has said he felt pain when he threw both Wednesday and Thursday. The pain was located in the approximate area where he had a bone spur and was subsequently given a cortisone treatment that, as it turns out, only temporarily addressed the issue.
If there is an underlying problem with an injury, it’s hard to believe that a cortisone shot would fix the problem. Rather, it just allows the pain to subside. I’m no medical doctor, but that would seem logical.
Another issue that’s been brought up is the question of the kind of job the Mets’ medical staff is doing with all of these injured players. If the medical staff is responsible for botching some of the diagnoses and treatments of the Mets players, shouldn’t they be fired just as surely as a manager gets fired for the team’s poor performance?
More later with updates on the injuries.