New York Mets Outfielder Brandon Nimmo Lands on DL with Punctured Lung
Jul 4, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) catches a fly ball hit by Washington Nationals third baseman Stephen Drew (not pictued) in the second inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports

Just when you thought the ship might be righted, the New York Mets get the wind knocked out of their sails, literally.

The New York Mets’ injury-plagued 2017 season just got worse as outfielder Brandon Nimmo has been placed on the disabled list with a punctured Lung.

The 24-year-old was rushed to the hospital but was reassured by doctors that the injury was not life-altering whatsoever. After being treated, Nimmo was discharged from the hospital a few hours later.

Manager Terry Collins confirmed to the New York Daily News that the issues surrounding Nimmo’s lung were not a result of a fall or collision. Nimmo also claimed that after his most recent game on July fourth, he was short of breath and had recurring back tightness.

Through 20 at-bats this season, the second-year outfielder from Wyoming is hitting a phenomenal .350, and has an OPS of .858.

In correspondence to Nimmo landing on the DL, the Mets activated outfielder Michael Conforto, though the first-time All-Star is not in the starting lineup Saturday afternoon in St. Louis.

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Zachary Weisleder is a New York Mets Beat Writer for Elite Sports NY. Born and raised in Toronto, Zach is a diehard fan of his local Blue Jays, Raptors, and Maple Leafs. In addition to writing for ESNY, Zach is a passionate supporter of Syracuse athletics and exemplifies his allegiance through contributing for Fansided’s Inside the Loud House and The Armchair All-Americans.