Mets’ Edwin Diaz Suffered Patellar Tendon Injury, Team Says

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Sports Illustrated

By Zach Koons The baseball world’s worst fears were confirmed on Thursday. Star relief pitcher Edwin Díaz suffered a torn patellar tendon while celebrating Puerto Rico’s win in the World Baseball Classic Wednesday, Mets general manager Bill Eppler revealed Thursday afternoon. Díaz will undergo surgery later on Thursday, Eppler said, after imaging revealed a “full-thickness tear” of the patellar tendon in the reliever’s right knee. The expected recovery timeline for the 28-year-old is approximately eight months, jeopardizing his chances of playing at all during the 2023 MLB season. After closin…

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