First off, people need to calm down. I can already hear everybody freaking out over this news. I’ve gotten some emails about it already and I just woke up.
Here’s what is going on. About two months ago, it was recommended for Jose Reyes to get surgery on his leg. The Mets considered it, but said “no.”
As of yesterday, the Mets were again considering the surgery after his latest setback when he ran a few days ago and felt discomfort again.
He already has a torn tendon in his right leg. After an MRI, we now know he has a torn hamstring muscle in the same leg. It is not known whether or not it is a complete tear.
Let me make one thing clear, the surgery would be on the torn muscle and not on the tendon.
There is a major problem though that now makes Reyes not only questionable for 2010, but for the rest of his career.
On ESPN radio this morning, Brandon Tierney had a doctor on his show to speak about the injury and the surgery. According to the doctor, the injury might be too complicated and would only jeopardize Reyes’ future for 2010 and beyond.
If things do not get right with Reyes, his career is over. His whole game is his legs. He is just any other player without his legs.
From what I’ve been hearing, the Mets might be planning 2010 without Reyes.
To Jose Reyes:
Cuidate, papa! Cojelo suave. Te veo cuando, bueno, cuando te veo. (Take care. Take it easy. We’ll see you,well, when we see you.)