Lucas Duda broke his wrist moving furniture, presumably without Jerry Seinfeld’s help. He had surgery, and the Mets say he’ll be ready for spring training. But you essentially never want to hear “wrist surgery” and “power hitter” near one another. It alsocomplicates efforts to deal Duda, though so did his 2012 struggles.
From what I understand, he and his doctor didn’t have the following exchange.
DUDA: Doc, after my surgery, can I play right field?
DUDA: Funny, I couldn’t before!
Full statement from the Mets follows.
The New York Mets today announced outfielder Lucas Duda underwent surgery yesterday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan to repair a fracture in his right wrist. The procedure was performed by Dr. Andrew Weiland, the Mets’ hand specialist. The fracture occurred while Duda was moving furniture last month at his apartment in Southern California. Duda will be discharged from HSS today and is expected to be ready for Spring Training in February.