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Hefner has slight set back in recovery from TJ surgery

Mets RHP Jeremy Hefner has been put on the 7-day disabled list with a right forearm strain (MiLB.com, Aug. 8).

The Mets say this is normal in the comeback from Tommy John surgery (Ackert, August 8), but he will travel to New York to be examined by team doctors (Vorkunov, August 8).

Hefner had Tommy John surgery October, 2013.

In his rehab assignment with Single-A St. Lucie, Hefner had a 9.00 ERA in eight innings.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

This time of year, it’s always possible this is simply a way to make room on the roster for someone else, such as RHP Tim Peterson, who was activated from the DL at the exact same time. Or, it could be an actual injury…

In either case, pain in the forearm is often affiliated with the elbow. Of course, they could have nothing to do with one another, this could simply be fatigue, as B/R’s Will Carroll told me, but it’s close enough to create concern. What’s more, I hope this is a lesson to Matt Harvey, that anything can happen and, while I’m sure he’s feeling confident, there is still a long road between here and Opening Day.




11 comments
Andrew Knudsen
Andrew Knudsen

See Matt harvey. Take this as a warning and slow down

mesmo
mesmo

Hefner has been knocked around a bit since taking the mound again... I think I saw something like 8 innings, 8 hits, 8 runs...

It's only natural to want to press too hard, too soon -like Harvey- but patience is an absolute virtue. Since there is likely to be no room at the inn, Hefner will provide insurance and be a valuable trading chip.

hashburry
hashburry

OK,  shut down Harvey, now!  

rico
rico

Great point on this being a lesson to (go get em) Matt Harvey to take it slow coming back. 

Eddie McAniff
Eddie McAniff

This is the exact reason Harvey shouldn't be tossing for awhile

Derek Gracy
Derek Gracy

Why are the links bringing me to the NY islanders blog?

Lets Go Mets!
Lets Go Mets!

  Hits we now gotta lotta

Because we gotta Tejada!

And that long-haired pitcher, so cool and calm

Makes you want to shout "Hey Mom, deGrom's the bomb!"

And when this season is over, it will be so much fun

To shout out with pride: "We're Number One!" ♫ ♪