13 May, 2017
In the press conference, Syndergaard said he received a second opinion on the torn right lat muscle in his throwing arm, and said that he will have to go six weeks without throwing.
The Mets placed Syndergaard on the 10-day disabled list on Monday.
"Obviously, if he's not going to throw for six weeks, there is going to be a period of time after that to ramp him back up", Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. He said he has no regrets after turning down an MRI and making his next start before getting injured. He was a late scratch from a scheduled start last Thursday after complaining of biceps and shoulder discomfort in his pitching arm.
Syndergaard was removed from his start in the second inning Sunday against the Washington Nationals, immediately holding up his right arm and grabbing his right side after throwing a 2-2 changeup to Bryce Harper. "That's all I can go on".
Noah Syndergaard threw an apology the Mets' way, but it's the last time he'll throw anything for a while.
In five starts this season, Syndergaard is 1-2 with a 3.29 ERA, 32 strikeouts and two walks in 27 1/3 innings.
"It was my decision for Noah to pitch", Alderson said Monday while also claiming that he "sincerely believed that Noah thought he was fine". Steven Matz and Seth Lugo also are on the DL with significant injuries, and the team now lists just four pitchers in its rotation.
The lefthander acknowledged that he probably came back too soon.
The Mets still have plenty of talent to hang in the race, though, and while they do, Syndergaard will do his best to return to full strength as quickly as possible.