The Mets have had some horrible injury luck in recent years, particularly with regards to star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.
Cespedes had heel surgery last year that ended his season and he was yet to play during the 2019 campaign as he rehabbed his way back, but indications were he was getting closer to a return. That is until this past weekend, when he suffered an injury at his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Florida that will create a serious setback for a potential return.
Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen shared the news in a press conference on Monday, alerting the media that Cespedes had suffered “ankle fractures” at his ranch and was being evaluated in New York to determine what comes next.
There was some initial confusion as to whether it was one ankle or both, but it was clarified that it was apparently multiple fractures in his right ankle. Van Wagenen also clarified the injury did not occur because Cespedes fell off of a horse, but a different fall where he ended up with his right foot going into a hole.
The Mets have not had great luck in Florida this year, as a pitcher got sick during spring training after eating undercooked chicken he’d made for dinner and had to miss a game. Now Cespedes seems to likely be done for the rest of the 2019 season, although that’s not official yet, before he could even play in a game because of some form of fall that occurred on his ranch (just not off a horse).