Jose Reyes has been diagnosed with a tear in his right hamstring tendon, according to Kevin Burkhardt’s latest tweet.
Bart Hubbuch reports that Reyes will rest, then be reevaluated. He is likely out until the All-Star Break.
(I wouldn’t hold my breath.)
It’s said to be “small,” but when you’re dealing with this sort of injury, size doesn’t matter.
The Mets sent out this update:
Jose Reyes today was examined by Mets team physician Dr. Struan Coleman and subsequently underwent an MRI at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery. The MRI revealed a small tear in his right hamstring tendon, a new injury. Reyes will rest for two days and then resume treatment.
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For more on the injury, here’s some info from WebMD:
Most hamstring injuries heal without surgery. In rare cases, where there is a complete tear at the ischium, or where significant piece of ischial bone is jerked away, surgery is necessary. All other hamstrings tears are best treated without surgery.
And from eOrthopod:
The hamstring may be pulled, partially torn, or completely torn. The injury can happen at the musculotendinous junction (mentioned earlier), within the muscle, or where the tendon connects on the ischial tuberosity (avulsion). In the rare case of a complete tear, the pain is excruciating. The torn tissues may form a hard bunch in the back of the thigh when the leg is bent. The skin may also bruise, turning purple from bleeding under the skin. This is not necessarily dangerous but can look somewhat alarming.
And for the rehabilitation time frame:
A physical therapist or athletic trainer may oversee your rehabilitation program. For minor muscle pulls, you may need two to four weeks to safely get back to your activities. For more severe muscle tears, you may need rehabilitation for two to three months, with complete healing occurring by four to six months.