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.