Not only did Noah Syndergaard‘s injury scare force Terry Collins into a fit of uneasiness, it has all of New York Mets fandom in a tizzy.

The New York Mets have been ravaged by injuries lately and today might possibly bring out the worst.

Starter Noah Syndergaard left Wednesday’s start against the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals with elbow discomfort, per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. This sort of dampened another Mets victory over their W.S. opponent.

Anytime you hear the word elbow related to a pitcher especially a power guy like Syndergaard, panic immediately comes through and there are two words that their fans fear most.

Tommy John.

Syndergaard is the only one of the Mets young starters who didn’t undergo Tommy John surgery. He is only 23 years old and just burst into the major leagues last season.

After making a big splash in his rookie year, Syndergaard has taken a step up this season, improving to 8-2 after today’s win. Along with his fastball, that reached in the upper 90s, sometimes even 100, Syndergaard has developed a slider that ridiculously reaches into the mid 90s.

That slider makes the man nicknamed “Thor” even tougher to hit, but at the same time, it creates more of a concern about his elbow, which can create even more stress and brings out more of a possibility of an injury.

There were already news early this season of Syndergaard leaving a start because of elbow discomfort back in early May. Fortunately, it was not severe and Syndergaard didn’t miss any starts.

However, the discomfort happened again and Noah will go see a doctor.

Out of all injuries the Mets have suffered through, this would definitely be the most devastating if it turns out that Thor has an issue.

Mets fans are now hoping once again, that this will not be the case.


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David Hong
Other than God, sports are my biggest love. My teams are the Mets, Knicks, NY Giants, NY Rangers and St Johns basketball (St. John's alumni). I especially love the Mets like crazy, more than any other team and seeing them win the World Series would be a dream come true and definitely the best sports moment. The Knicks are a close second. I also like to write, so combine that with my passion for sports equals a perfect scenario, I would love to do sports writing long term. If not that, then probably sports broadcasting, cause I love to talk sports as well. In addition to writing for ESNY, I'm also currently writing for Metsmerizedonline.