Noah Syndergaard To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

WCBS 880 Newsroom
March 24, 2020 - 3:54 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard will undergo Tommy John surgery this Thursday and will not pitch this year.

The Mets confirmed the news on Tuesday.

“After experiencing discomfort in his elbow before Spring Training was suspended due to the pandemic, Noah and our health and performance department have been in constant contact,” said Executive Vice President and General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen. “Based on the persistence of his symptoms, Noah underwent a physical examination and MRI that revealed the ligament tear.”

Syndergaard received two opinions and was recommended for surgery. He has a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

The one-time All-Star nicknamed Thor is expected to undergo the surgery in the spring and would likely be out until at least April 2021, according to reports.

“Noah is an incredibly hard worker and a tremendous talent. While this is unfortunate, we have no doubt that Noah will be able to return to full strength and continue to be an integral part of our Championship pursuits in the future,” said Van Wagenen

He is the third big-name pitcher to require the surgery, including Red Sox’s Chris Sale and the Yankee’s Luis Serverino.

Opening day has been postponed until at least mid-May due to the virus outbreak.