A nightmare season for New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes may have just gotten worse. Céspedes will be placed back on the disabled list Tuesday after his heel injury flared up, and the outfielder is reportedly considering having season-ending surgery to fix the issue.
Yoenis Céspedes hits the disabled list with heel injury
Céspedes just got back on the field for the Mets, but he’s already going back on the disabled list. Shortly after being activated, Céspedes revealed to reporters that he was dealing with a heel injury that would require surgery. He played in just one game — in which he hit a home run — before sitting out the next two contests. Céspedes met with a foot specialist Monday.
Yoenis Céspedes is considering season-ending surgery
After meeting with doctors, Céspedes is reportedly considering having season-ending surgery. The team has not announced anything yet, but Mike Puma of the New York Post reported that Céspedes was leaning toward undergoing the procedure. Céspedes said it would take eight to 10 months to heal. With the Mets out of contention, it might make sense for him to start the rehab process now.
Not the first time Yoenis Céspedes has been hurt with the Mets
Céspedes has dealt with a number of injuries since re-signing with New York. He played in just 81 games with the team in 2017 due to various issues. His health hasn’t been much better in 2018. Céspedes has played in just 38 of the team’s 97 games this season.
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