Star New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went down in a ton of pain after a swing and miss against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.
Conforto was forced from the game, and almost immediately afterwards, the Mets diagnosed him with a dislocated shoulder (more on that here).
Unfortunately, that was not the extent of the outfielder’s injury. An MRI later confirmed that he suffered a posterior capsule tear in his left shoulder.
If you’re not really sure what this means, join the club. It’s apparently a serious and rare injury, one that could keep Conforto out for two years.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 25, 2017
Obviously, more tests need to be done and we’re not sure about the extent of the tear. But this is most definitely not good news for the Mets. At the very least, it puts Conforto’s ability to return next season in question.
Conforto, 25, has been one of the few bright spots for an injury-plagued Mets team this season. Prior to suffering said injury, he was hitting .279 with 27 homers and 68 RBI.