Conforto said he won't resume baseball activities for six months and can't guarantee he'll be ready for Opening Day, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.
General manager Sandy Alderson originally said Conforto's recovery from shoulder surgery would take roughly six months, but it now appears that's how long it will take until he's able to resume baseball activities. With this updated recovery timetable, it seems Conforto will miss a chunk of spring training and possibly the start of 2018. He put together a healthy .279/.384/.555 slash line with 27 homers in 109 games prior to injuring himself, so he should immediately reclaim an everyday spot in the outfield once he's eventually healthy.
General manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that Conforto's recovery from shoulder surgery will take "roughly six months," Marc Carig of Newsday reports.
Conforto will undergo surgery in Los Angeles on Wednesday to repair a tear in the posterior capsule in his left shoulder. With this estimated recovery timetable, Conforto seems likely to miss the start of spring training, and he won't have any real margin for a setback if he's to start the regular season on time. The 24-year-old established himself as one of the game's top young hitters during his time on the field this season, and once healthy, he should immediately reclaim an everyday spot in the outfield.
Conforto will head to Los Angeles later this week to undergo surgery to repair a torn posterior capsule in his left shoulder, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.
The Mets aren't likely to issue a definitive recovery timetable for Conforto until after the procedure is completed, but surgeries similar to the one the outfielder is receiving typically require a 4-to-6 months of rehab. If that timeline holds true, Conforto will likely be limited at the very least when spring training opens in February, and could begin the season on the disabled list if his recovery trends closer to six months. The specter of a major surgery will make it difficult to bank on Conforto building on what's been a breakout 2017 campaign. The 24-year-old finished the season with a .279 average, 27 home runs and 68 RBI across 440 plate appearances in 109 games.
Conforto will have season-ending shoulder surgery within the next few days, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
After getting a second opinion on the injury Tuesday, it became apparent that Conforto would need surgery on his torn posterior capsule in the left shoulder. This procedure will eliminate any chance for the outfielder to return this season, and he will begin the lengthy process of rehabbing and recovering for spring training. He could still be a bit limited by that time, as this surgery typically sidelines a player for 4-to-6 months, but he should be at full health by Opening Day, barring any setbacks. In his place, Juan Lagares will likely man center field for the club throughout the rest of the 2017 campaign.
Conforto will get a second opinion on his dislocated shoulder Tuesday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports. Monday.
The first opinion suggested that the torn posterior capsule in Conforto's left shoulder would require surgery. The Mets are hoping for good news, but the combination of that injury and a dislocated shoulder for Conforto means his season is likely over. Any news to the contrary should be considered a surprise; if he requires surgery, Conforto will be out 4-to-6 months.
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