Adam Rubin of the New York Daily News reports Jose Reyes has a torn hamstring tendon behind his right knee. He may require surgery. The Mets are contemplating it.
What is there to contemplate? Tell Reyes to have the surgery. The longer you prolong it, the longer it will take to actually heal and risk him not being ready by Spring Training. Have you completely lost your mind?
It is not a major tendon. So Reyes will be fine should he have the surgery. Rubin stated that particular tendon is usually the one partly removed to be inserted into the elbow during Tommy John surgery.
Reyes is the seventh player on the Mets to have it announced. I say it that way because I know he will have the surgery. Common sense dictates that.
Earlier this week the Mets announced season ending surgeries for starting pitchers Johan Santana, Oliver Perez, and reliever J.J. Putz.
Alex Cora, Fernando Martinez and Jonathan Niese already had their season ending surgeries earlier this month.
I’m waiting for the announcement of Carlos Beltran getting microfracture surgery if he needs it.
The Mets need to do the right thing and tell Reyes to have the surgery now. Do not wait! They only hurt the team for next year bu waiting.
With all the leg problems Reyes has had, the Mets should already know it will take awhile for him to actually recover.