The New York Mets’ season cannot end soon enough. Here’s a team that currently has nine of its original 25-man roster on the disabled list.
We can now likely add a 10th player.
Up-and-coming outfielder Michael Conforto appeared to suffer a serious shoulder injury in Thursday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
It was bad. Really bad.
Ouch! Not the Mets year. Michael Conforto in middle of monster year separates shoulder on swing. pic.twitter.com/dmSOHejX7J
— Jeff Ambrosini (@jeff_ambrosini) August 24, 2017
Here’s a better slow-motion view of the injury itself.
The Mets announced immediately after the injury occurred that Conforto suffered a dislocated shoulder.
Michael Conforto left today's game with a left shoulder dislocation.
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 24, 2017
As you can see, it looks like the outfielder’s arm went limp as he fell to the ground. Needless to say, this seems to be a long-term injury and could cost him the remainder of the season.
Conforto, 28, is hitting .280 on the season with 27 homers, 68 RBI and a solid .386 on-base percentage.