Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets says his shoulder injury is “completely normal”

NEW YORK — Mets ace Jacob deGrom He says that his right shoulder blade injury is “completely normal” and he's waiting for New York's medical team to let him resume mound throwing.

DeGrom was sidelined with stress reactions in his scapula since late spring training. DeGrom, a two-time NL Cy Young Award Winner, played catch Friday at 135 feet. However, he isn't sure when he will throw his first bullpen or be available for game action.

He said that he felt completely normal on Saturday, just before New York's match against Philadelphia. “So, I believe that's what it's going be like. Do we push it?” We should not. This will be the topic of discussion for the next few days. When we get to the mound, how can we make this safer?

DeGrom, 33 years old, believes that the stress reaction was caused by spring training being delayed and cut to four weeks after baseball's 99-day lockout. DeGrom also missed 2021's second half due to an elbow injury. This added stress on his body made it difficult for him to get ready for 2022.

“When I take a look at it, you only had a brief ramp up and haven't pitched competitively for eight months?” He said. “So, I felt that that was probably what did it to me.”

DeGrom reported that his shoulder felt normal after just a few weeks of rest. DeGrom has had multiple rounds of MRIs and his latest imaging showed complete healing in his shoulder blade. Although he doesn't expect to need another MRI, he says he will leave that decision to the Mets' medical staff.

He claims he doesn’t feel anxious about aggravating the stress response.

He said, “You know, normal bone healing is stronger.” “The last report was positive, and it was fully healed. It is now just ensuring it handles the throwing and nothing comes up.

Of course, the Mets have been fine without deGrom. They lead the NL East East with a record 30-17, even though they lost fellow ace. Max Scherzer He was hospitalized for six to eight weeks after sustaining an oblique strain.

DeGrom will be signed through 2023 to a $137.5m, five-year contract. This includes a club option of $22.5 million for 2024. He can also opt out after the season.

DeGrom admitted that New York might be better off being healthy in September and October if it is still on track for the postseason.

He said, “It hurts not being out there.” “That's what we love, competing. We haven't had the opportunity to compete for quite some time. That's how it works. You want to go out, and you might go further than you should, but if you don't go early enough, you'll end up missing more time. It's about trying to balance all of that.

Notes for the game:
Mets CF Brandon Nimmo A Saturday MRI on Nimmo's right wrist came back clear, but he was kept out of the lineup. Buck Showalter, the manager, stated that while he anticipated Nimmo getting an injection, he didn't expect New York's leadoff pitcher to be out for a significant amount of time. RHP Yoan Lopez was optioned by Triple-A Syracuse and OF Nick Plummer Appelled up.

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