In a report for the Daily News, Adam Rubin relays info from a source that Jose Reyes has a completely torn hamstring and may require surgery.
While hardly ideal, surgery is not necessarily as ominous as it might sound. That tendon is expendable, and is sometimes partly removed and inserted into the elbow when a pitcher undergoes Tommy John surgery.
This morning on Twitter, pAuLiE_bRuZ asked me, “Do you think it’s a joke that they are deciding now that Reyes needs surgery?”
To put it plainly: No.
This season has seen a multitude of injuries and another one getting worse is no surprise. The Mets front office needs to take a very serious look at their training staff and their medical professionals. Things like this shouldn’t be found out months after the fact.
Something is very, very wrong with all of this.