Mets Top Reliever Is Considering Tommy John Surgery [AUDIO]
The term 'Tommy John surgery' is one that the Mets are all too familiar with recently and on Thursday morning, those three words were uttered to yet another member of the team.
The Mets informed the media that their top left-handed reliver Josh Edgin has a stressed ligament in the elbow of his throwing arm.
"The Mets provided him with two options: Try rest and rehab for a few weeks or he could undergo Tommy John surgery now and replace the ligament," ESPN New York's Adam Rubin said to Armen and Levack on 104.5 The Team.
Even if Edgin undergoes Tommy John surgery at the end of the month, he can still have an impact on the 2016 season. The 28-year old is now processing the options placed in front of him.
Rubin said that the Mets are leaning towards Edgin waiting and trying to recover first due to the fact that he has so much time. It's not a torn ligament but a stretched out ligament, which pitchers throw with on a daily basis. If the swelling in the elbow goes down, Edgin has the possibility of pitching through the injury and not needing Tommy John surgery for a long time, if ever.