Johan Santana ready for his start on Saturday

Terry Collins said today that Johan Santana is healthy and ready for his start on Saturday against the Braves, according to SNY’s Matt Dunn.

Collins said Santana will have no limitations in his start on Saturday.

Collins is confident Santana will give the Mets a strong effort, but he said it’s important Santana gets into the off-season healthy. He wants Santana coming to camp ready and 100 percent healthy.

Michael Baron, Contributor

In all reality, Santana’s inconsistencies began before the collision with Reed Johnson in early July. Was the no-hitter the culprit for those problems? Maybe, maybe not. Given how amazing he was up until the no-hitter (and in a couple of starts after that), it was easy to forget what Santana has been through with his shoulder, and he has been and will continue to be a big question mark going forward. He was bound to hit a wall – he just hit it harder than many of us expected. Hopefully he’s stronger, stays healthy, and contributes towards winning for the remainder of the season. As Terry said earlier, knowing Santana is healthy going into camp next year would be huge – the last seven weeks or so will put that to the test.

Santana was placed on the disabled list on July 21 with an ankle injury that he sustained in a start against the Cubs before the All-Star Break.

Since injuring his ankle, Santana is 0-3 with a 13.51 ERA in three starts.