New York Mets provide injury update on Jacob deGrom
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The New York Mets have announced that an MRI and a CT scan on Jacob deGrom revealed "considerable healing" as the pitcher is working his way back from a stress reaction on his right shoulder that forced him to miss the start of the season.
DeGrom has been cleared to begin strengthening his shoulder but it will take a bit more time before he returns to throwing. DeGrom will undergo follow-up tests in about three weeks. "Jacob deGrom underwent an MRI and CT scan which revealed considerable healing of the stress reaction on his scapula.
He has been cleared to begin loading and strengthening of the shoulder. He will be re-imaged in approximately three weeks," the Mets said in a statement.
DeGrom voiced his frustration after sustaining the injury
DeGrom, who missed the entire second half of the 2021 season, didn't hide his frustration after he suffered a setback just before Opening Day.
“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." Further, deGrom said he couldn't figure out he sustained 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 refused to be pessimistic after deGrom went down with an injury. “I look at it, think about how strong he is going to be as the season progresses,” Mets manager Buck Showalter said in early April. “That’s a pretty good addition instead of a trade, Jacob deGrom."