QUEENS — Should Major League Baseball play games in 2020, the New York Mets will be without one of their star pitchers.
The Mets announced that pitcher Noah Syndergaard will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair his ulnar collateral ligmaent. The operation will take place March 26.
“After experiencing discomfort in his elbow before Spring Training was suspended due to the pandemic, Noah and our health and performance department have been in constant contact,” said Executive Vice President and General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen. “Based on the persistence of his symptoms, Noah underwent a physical examination and MRI that revealed the ligament tear. A second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache confirmed the diagnosis and the recommendation for surgery."
"Noah is an incredibly hard worker and a tremendous talent," he added. "While this is unfortunate, we have no doubt that Noah will be able to return to full strength and continue to be an integral part of our Championship pursuits in the future.”
Syndergaard has a 47-30 lifetime record and a 3.31 career ERA. He was the winning pitcher in Game 3 of the 2015 World Series and started the 2016 NL Wild Card Game for the Mets.