Yoenis Cespedes had to be helped off the field after straining his left hamstring. Terry Collins couldn’t hide his less than optimistic take on the injury.
“I don’t even know if I am allowed to say this but yeah, I am assuming he’s going to be out,” Collins said. “From what I saw, I don’t know anybody who comes back from that in 10 days.”
Cespedes has a long list of injuries throughout his career. In July of 2016, the New York Mets outfield was put on the disabled list after aggravating a right quad injury. Public criticism of the Mets star soon dominated headlines after he was spotted golfing. His willingness to get back on the field was put in question.
However, the Mets have all of their faith in Cespedes — signing him to a four-year $110 million deal in 2016 said it all. The deal’s average annual value is the largest in Mets history.
It is no question that he is a key aspect of the Mets’ success, helping transform the team into a World Series contender. Cespedes helped turn the offense around and the high hopes for this season were reliant on his production.
With the Mets’ sixth straight loss and injuries putting Cespedes and Syndergaard in question, it’s safe to say we’re on the brink of panic mode.