The New York Mets can breathe a sigh of relief after the results came back that starting pitcher Jacob DeGrom does not have any structural damage to his elbow ligaments.
DeGrom exited the game early Wednesday night against the Atlanta Braves after swinging and missing on a pitch. At first it was reported as a hyperextended elbow, and that appears to be the official diagnosis.
He underwent testing and MRI scans at the hospital for special surgery in New York on Thursday, where he was cleared to continue throwing, and cleared to make his next start, which is slated for Monday.
The Mets’ organization is hopeful that he will be ready. However, they will monitor him closely to ensure he is not rushed back.
Considering DeGrom has been dominant this year, with a scoreless streak of 18 ⅓ innings, the Mets are thankful that he will not miss an extended amount of time.
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