Conforto Won't Speculate About Returning In Time For Opener

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March 11, 2020 - 7:21 pm
Michael Conforto

Al Bello / Staff

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Sidelined by an oblique strain, New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto would not speculate whether he could return for the March 26 opener against Washington.

“I feel very good right now. It’s different for everybody — the timeline can be short or long,” Conforto said Wednesday.

Conforto was injured Saturday against the Nationals and returned to New York on Monday night and was diagnosed with the strain on Tuesday.

“I feel good, definitely feel better than a couple of days ago,” said Conforto. “My symptoms weren’t all that crazy. After a couple of days of treatment, I felt quite a bit better, and so right now I feel pretty good.”

The 27-year-old outfielder got hurt when he lost a fly ball to right in the sun and felt a tug in his right side after a late sudden move to catch the ball. His right side tightened up on him later in the game.

“I didn’t think anything of it — it felt like a cramp,” Conforto said.