New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom admitted he was frustrated after sustaining an injury ahead of Opening Day but added he is glad his shoulder issue can be overcome with rest. DeGrom, who missed the entire second half of the 2021 season, last week was diagnosed with a stress reaction on his right scapula.
“Structurally everything looks fine, so once the bone heals then we’ll be ready to go and build up from there and hopefully be healthy for the rest of the year,” deGrom said, per The Post. DeGrom won't throw for up to four weeks and he could rejoin the Mets rotation in late May or even later.
“I am really frustrated,” deGrom said. “I came into camp feeling really good, I felt like my elbow and shoulder were in a good spot and then to hear a stress reaction in the bone was definitely something I was not expecting, so the level of frustration is really high right now”.
DeGrom: I'd like to know what caused the injury
“That is something I am trying to figure out, because I felt like I put myself in a good spot this offseason to be ready to make 30-plus starts,” he said. “I would be guessing if I said exactly what happened.
I tossed around a short ramp up, not pitching competitively in [8 ½] months, but that would be a guess if I said exactly what happened”. The Mets are a better team with deGrom and they can't wait for the pitcher to be allowed to compete.
“You want to see him on the field for 35 starts,” shortstop Francisco Lindor said. “You want to see him. He’s one of the greatest. I want to be part of watching this unfold. But we wish him nothing but the best and speedy recovery and we have got a job to do”.